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World War II veteran Leslie Cruise pays his respects to the man who saved his life seventy years ago with a wreath laying ceremony June 2, 2014, at Lorraine American National Cemetery and Memorial, St. Avold, France. Seventy years ago on June 7, 1944, Pvt. Richard Vargas saved Cruise’s life during the invasion of Normandy. Cruise went to France several times prior to this visit looking for his friend’s grave in order to say thank you. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Hailey Haux)