Countdown to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day continues as Bill McGee recaptures a highlight from his visit to Normandy in 1994 for the 50th Anniversary (Post 4, Part 2)

Cherbourg and Sainte-Mère-Eglise, June 5, 1994 – After visiting Ste-Mère-Eglise, Sandra and I reboarded the bus for the drive to a nearby field where 560 troops from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, along with 38 WWII vets from the 82nd and 101st – ages 68 to 83 – parachuted in a re-enactment of Operation…

Countdown to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day continues as Bill McGee recaptures a highlight from his visit to Normandy in 1994 for the 50th Anniversary (Post 4, Part 1)

Cherbourg and Sainte-Mère-Eglise, June 5, 1994 – Eighteen days after leaving Montreal, the Royal Viking Sun docked in Cherbourg, France. It was impossible to take in all the land excursions. Sandra and I settled on a 25-mile bus excursion to Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the small village where Operation Overlord (as the Allied invasion of Normandy was called)…

Review – Howard “Howie” Reed

“THE BROADCASTING YEARS, 1958-1989 by Bill McGee brings back great memories of co-workers and friends from a glorious past when I was in the business and when advertising and broadcasting in San Francisco were the center of my universe. . . . Considering I only got one mention in the book (the fragile ego takes yet…