Charlie Forde, born in Lisheenanoran, emigrated to Brooklyn in 1927. Joined the US army during WW2 and took part in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. His company were specially selected to spearhead the whole attack. He was one the first off the boats that morning and died there at Omaha Beach.
– Stephen Walsh
Charlie Forde – Annaghdown D-Day War Hero
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Awwwwwh. Thank you for posting Charlie’s photo and story. I just heard for the first time that of the initial group of soldiers who reached Omaha beach, 93% died. The second group–80% died. God Bless all who fought for our liberty and democracy.