U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Raaen enjoyed a long and distinguished military career that included excelling at West Point, storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam. Now 93, he doesn’t like to look back but he knows it’s important to preserve his stories for history. He shares his remarkable memories.
World War II vet Ernie Andrus is 91 years old and always looking for a new adventure. So he’s currently running — yes, running! — across the country on a mission to preserve an important battleship and return it to Normandy Beach.
Tim Gray was always fascinated with stories of World War II and the men and women who saved the world. He left behind a career as a successful TV sports reporter because he knew time was running out to capture these stories.
A lot of people are interested in World War II, but not many people can bring it to life in vivid new ways. Documentary maker Tim Gray is racing to tell the stories of the veterans who saved the world.
There aren’t many people like Bill Coleman. There used to be, but World War II vets are vanishing. Listen to his stories about jumping from a plane on D-Day and understand why his really was the greatest generation.
Honest, hard working people like 94-year-old Bill Macias are the backbone of America. As we celebrate Independence Day, he celebrates his incredible life and the country that made his dreams come true.