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D-Day Hero Frank DeVita Recalls Lowering the Ramp in 'First Wave' at Omaha Beach

Published Jan. 31, 2022

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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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Timecodes
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


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Published Jan. 31, 2022

Subscribe to American Veterans Center on YouTube!


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.


SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to watch more stories of service and sacrifice from our nation's heroes!


Learn more about the American Veterans Center: http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/


Help us tell more heroes stories and preserve the legacy of our Veterans. Support our mission: https://bit.ly/2UmsEj7


Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanveteranscenter/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AVCupdate
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americanveteranscenter/


Subscribe to our podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/2980518


Timecodes
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


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