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Retired Army Private First Class Joseph Morettini, 82nd Airborne, 508th Regiment, Easy Company, poses for a photo during a ceremony held in honor of all airborne troops and flight crew that served on D-Day in Picauville, France, June 4, 2019. On June 6, 1944, Morettini dropped from midnight skies into Normandy with the objective to overtake an enemy stronghold near Picauville. During the ceremony’s conclusion, Morettini remarked to each active U.S. airborne infantrymen he shook hands with: “I dropped here 75 years ago.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristof J. Rixmann)