Barrett, Halsey V.

b. January 17, 1914

d. August 16, 2008

US Navy


Normandy, France

“American soldiers and sailors are great!
No flinching! No whimpering! No self pity!

Paradoxically, the D-Day experience was a reaffirmation of faith in the basic goodness of human nature. The thousands of men I saw on D-Day, and afterward in the hospitals in England, shoed a human dignity that could not and should not be forgotten.”

Experiences Aboard the First Ship Sunk in the D-Day Invasion of France