Saving Stories: Memorial Day a time to remember men and women who never saw home again
Memorial Day is a federal holiday where we pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who died defending our country. In this special edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories, Nunn Center director Doug Boyd tells us about their collection of powerful stories about war and remembrance. Louis Stockton Bower served as a company commander in the Army, and trained troops in the United States before he was sent to Europe. After amphibious training in England, he took part in the invasion of Normandy, where his division was almost entirely annihilated by the Germans. Bower describes his encounters with injured Americans, an enemy soldier disguised as an American, and a young German he killed in battle.
Listen to the full interview below:
The Louis Stockton Bower interview is just one in the Nunn Center's extensive World War II collection: