Stanley Nichols lives in a peaceful valley in southern Boone County near Hartsburg. Nichols and his wife, Ruth, have lived there for 60 years now, but his memories of World War II remain sharp, as if they were formed yesterday. His feet stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 — D-Day. His hands shined the shoes of “Old Blood and Guts” himself, Gen. George Patton. His piercing yet friendly blue eyes saw the Allied forces defeat the Nazis.
Three Missourians recount their experiences during World War II
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