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Ep. 13 - "The Day Before the Day | Part I"

Operation Neptune, the World War II Allied assault into Normandy, France, was among the grandest and boldest military operations our civilization has ever undertaken. D Day -- Tuesday, June 6th, 1944 -- changed the course of the war, helped saved the world from tyranny, and is honored throughout Europe and the United States. Over the course of the next two episodes we tell the story of our Paratroopers who went into Normandy one day prior to spearhead the D Day invasion.

This is part 1 of "The Day Before the Day," a special two-part series on the 82nd Airborne Division in Normandy. In this episode, we bring you the real story of Gen. Jim Gavin, the Division's assault force commander, and his plan for the airborne assault.

We'll hear from his daughter Chloe and we'll hear from "Jumpin' Jim" in his own words.

Operation Neptune would make the 82nd Airborne Division a legendary unit. This episode tells the story of the man who led it.

The All American Legacy Podcast is produced by the 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs Office and hosted by Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, Master Sgt. Dan Bailey, and Sgt. 1st Class Alex Burnett. A new episode on the legacy, culture, and history of the 82nd Airborne Division is released every Tuesday.

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