During WWII, my father took part in the amphibious landings at Nettuno and Anzio, Italy – sometimes known as “the forgotten D-Day” – and was lucky enough to make it back home alive. He never talked about the horrors he witnessed while serving as a medic attached to the 33rd Field Hospital – Hell’s Half Acre, but he always honored those who didn’t return home to their families.
I’d like to thank their families …
We will never forget the sacrifices made by both the soldiers and the civilian populations.
* Sadly, we didn’t get to visit the Sicily – Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, but I fully intend to on my next trip.