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Frank DeVita was in charge of lowering the ramp, the only thing shielding troops from the USS Samuel Chase from rapid enemy gunfire, during the first wave on D-Day. His chilling experience would haunt him for the rest of his life. Watch as he tells his remarkable story of service and sacrifice.
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0:00 - Intro
2:00 - Basic Training
4:00 - Preparations for D-Day
5:24 - The First Wave/Approaching Omaha Beach
8:43 - Into the Jaws of Death
14:55 - Returning the Wounded after the First Wave
18:45 - The Following Waves to Omaha Beach
27:42 - Invasions in the Pacific
30:14 - Back Stateside