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Sat 10:02pm: D-Day vet from Niles visits reenactment

August 17, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

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CONNEAUT -- In the seven decades since George Corado's gunship rolled over the waters of Normandy during the D-Day invasion of France, he made a conscious decision not to dwell on the past.

"It will bother you too much. I lost a lot of friends there."

On Saturday afternoon, the 87-year-old Niles resident and U.S. Navy veteran was in attendance during the annual D-Day re-enactment at Conneaut Township Park along the shores of Lake Erie.

Corado's eyes welled following the hourlong mock seige of the beach by over 1,000 re-enactors playing Allied and Axis soldiers vying for position in one of World War II's bloodiest and most recognized battles.

"I'm glad I was able to see it, but I'm also glad it's over. It was very emotional."

Read more about Corado and the reenactment in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle.



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