Military Photo of the Day: Remembering D-Day and the Valiant Pvt. John Steele

By Tom Sileo Published on June 6, 2018

A mannequin of Pvt. John Steele, a U.S. Army paratrooper, hangs atop the church tower in Sainte-Mère-Église, France. Steele was caught on the church’s pinnacle on June 6, 1944, and hung there for two hours pretending to be dead before being captured by the Nazis. He subsequently escaped. Sainte-Mère-Église became the first French village liberated by Allied Forces on D-Day.

We can only thank God for valiant men like Pvt. John Steele, who began liberating the world from evil 74 years ago today. Thank you for the incredible sacrifices you made to preserve our freedom.

 

 

 

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