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KEVIN CULLEN

70 years later, a story of epic survival endures

We are sitting in a Denny’s, in Lawrence, and Frank Miniscalco is remembering. It is June 6, 1944, and he is floating down, in complete darkness, into a small village in Normandy.

Miniscalco and the rest of the soldiers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, had been training for a year, cloistered in England, and they were antsy.

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