June 6, 2014 Updated: June 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm
On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, many look back at the historic event with awe. The Normandy landings eventually led to the downfall of Hitler's regime and a victory for allied forces in World War II. Let's also not forget that more than 9,000 Allied troops were killed or injured during the battle.
Private Harry Schiraldi was a medic from New York and served with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. He was stationed at Omaha Beach, Normandy, which was "littered with dead and wounded troops, and the tide brings in dead men," according to the National WWII Museum located in New Orleans.