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D-Day veteran John McHugh recalls Normandy invasion: It was **** on earth


By Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News




World leaders pay a solemn tribute to veterans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Judy Miller, Amos Snead and Ed Rollins reflect on importance of D-Day on the 75th anniversary.

In an appearance on "Shepard Smith Reporting," World War II Army Cpl. John McHugh on Thursday recalled his harrowing experience as one of thousands of troops storming the beaches of Normandy, describing what he witnessed as "**** on earth."


Marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the 95-year-old first-generation Irish-American told how he had to crawl to safety, armed with nothing but a pistol after the machine gun-holding soldier he'd been partnered with died.


"You can't really describe D-Day. Youíre so, youíre petrified. Youíre absolutely petrified,Ē McHugh said. ďA guy falling over there, a guy falling over there. Itís ****. Itís just **** on earth. I canít describe it any better. I donít think anyone can really describe it. ... Needless to say, I had a bad day.Ē

McHugh told Fox News anchor Shepard Smith that he "just kept crawling" up the beach, targeted by armed enemies he could not see.

ďAnd as you crawled along the beach, what were you seeing and hearing?Ē asked Smith.



ďA lot of dead bodies,Ē McHugh answered. "A lot of dead bodies ... but you just keep going up. You gotta keep moving. But there were a lot of dead bodies."


D-Day veteran John McHugh describes the Normandy invasion: It was **** on Earth
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The decorated soldier said he was fortunate that his division had "a lot of veterans" since he was, as he described himself, a "rookie scared stiff" when they stormed Normandy.

After the war, McHugh married his childhood sweetheart, Rosie McGee, and had three children, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @JosephWulfsohn.
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They are called the greatest generation, and are true hero's.
But so was the kids in Vietnam that crawled into gunfire, and crawled into tunnels armed with nothing but a pistol.
So were the volunteers in the American revolution.
So were the troops on both sides in the civil war.
So are the boys and girls in Iraq and Afghanistan.

ALL OF OUR MILITARY ARE HERO'S.

JW,s, Amish, Mennonites and all other cowards should bow to our brave warriors and thank them for keeping them free.

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HEII HAS OPEN BORDERS. taken from fox news

DEMOCRATS/ABORTIONISTS SHOULD TAKE HEED OF THE FACT THAT BABIES ARE GOD'S MOST PRECIOUS.

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june 6th 1944 and the german machine guns like this aim at them on the beach mg 42
go to start time 1:47
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They are called the greatest generation, and are true hero's.
But so was the kids in Vietnam that crawled into gunfire, and crawled into tunnels armed with nothing but a pistol.
So were the volunteers in the American revolution.
So were the troops on both sides in the civil war.
So are the boys and girls in Iraq and Afghanistan.

ALL OF OUR MILITARY ARE HERO'S.

JW,s, Amish, Mennonites and all other cowards should bow to our brave warriors and thank them for keeping them free.

BUGEYE. Good post SIR, and AMEN.
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june 6th 1944 and the german machine guns like this aim at them on the beach mg 42
go to start time 1:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoWPO_5m8aw
Like we didn't know that lol.
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Like we didn't know that lol.
ok smarty pants i bet u didnt know the mg42 was made for the russian front to blast the herds of russian waves of troops not d-day
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intresting scope and mount on the mg42

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So was the STG 44.
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So was the STG 44.
yeah odd then why did they put scopes on them ?
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they even put night scopes on them?

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