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Freedom Fighters: Homer Garrett

KLTV - June 6 marks the seventieth anniversary of the Normandy Landings in World War Two, the largest amphibious invasion in world history. Homer Garrett's LST hit a mine just before landing at Utah Beach in June of 1944. Although Garrett was seriously injured, he was lucky. Ninety-six of those on the LST were killed.

Garrett was transported to Oxford, England for surgery. Because there was no more anesthesia, Garrett suffered through a painful surgery without deadening of any kind. He spent ten months in hospitals in England and America, where he wasn't allowed to vote because he had not yet reached the voting age of 21.

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