"Why Am I Alive?"
Publisher |
iHeartRadio
Media Type |
audio
Podknife tags |
Food
History
Personal Journals
Warfare
Categories Via RSS |
Arts
Food
History
Personal Journals
Society & Culture
Publication Date |
Nov 11, 2019
Episode Duration |
00:26:24
Fresh out of high school in Brooklyn, New York, Frank Devita joined the Coast Guard in the summer of 1943. He then met adulthood in the bloody waters off of the Normandy beaches on D-Day and while criss-crossing oceans between additional battles. A finicky eater from an Italian foodie family, Frank found some sneaky ways for him and others to eat in his 33 months in Service. A gentle warning: Frank shares engrossing details about D-Day and death in this episode. We hear these memories as we step back in time together. Find photos from this episode, an episode transcription, and more at www.ServicePodcast.org and on Instagram and Facebook, where you can also share your stories and leave messages for all of the veterans you hear on Service. Thank you to the Greatest Generations Foundation for connecting us with Frank for this episode. Explore how you can support a veteran’s visit to memorials and hallowed grounds at www.tggf.org, and see more on Facebook and Instagram.

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