On June 6, 1944, Allied Forces launched an all-out naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. It was the turning point in WW2. On that day in history, Mr. Jim Cleremont was aboard the USS Herndon, only 3,000 yards off Omaha Beach during the invasion. Mr. Cleremont recalls growing up in Minnesota, joining the Navy, and his time in service. He remembers events aboard the USS Herndon before, during and after the battle, and tells about revisiting Normandy in 2014. In his book The World’s Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw argues that these Americans fought not for fame and recognition, but because it was the “right thing to do.” Mr. Cleremont is one such American patriot, describing who he believes to be the true heroes. A sobering reminder preceding the 77th anniversary of D-Day.