Warriors in their Own Words

Remarkable stories of war told by the men who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

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Blowing a Path Through Omaha Beach: BM1 Nelson Dubroc

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Boatswain's Mate First Class Nelson Dubroc served in the Normandy Invasion with a Naval Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU) when he was just 18 years old. It was their job to destroy obstacles with explosives in order to clear the way for the rest of the invasion.

In this interview, Dubroc recounts the chaos of D-Day.

To hear more from Dubroc, check out his interview with the Veterans History Project.


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