A Seymour man who felt compelled to share with area school children and others his story of storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day during World War II died Saturday.
Leonard Henry “Dick” Trimpe, 93, began sharing his World War II experiences with others in his retirement years.
His service to the nation should be remembered, Jack Schrader, post commander of American Legion Post 89 in Seymour, said Sunday.
“He was among what we call the ‘greatest generation,’” said Schrader, himself a veteran of the Vietnam War. “They gave up everything to save this country without thinking a thing about it. Without those guys, we’d probably be speaking German and Japanese now.”
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