D-Day is the day more than 77 years ago when U.S. soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War II. Ed Zilli of Minot lived it. He’s among few living veterans of D-Day.
On Tuesday, Feb. 8, Zilli will celebrate his 99th birthday. Anyone who would like to wish him a happy birthday can send cards or letters to: Ed Zilli, c/o Margie’s Art Glass Studio, 109 Main St. S., Minot, ND 58701.
Zilli was a member of the 4th Infantry Division of General Patton’s Third Army when he and thousands of other men landed on the beaches of Normandy for the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare when soldiers from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada stormed the beaches to push the Nazis out of western Europe. READ MORE...