World War II veteran and radio operator, Clayton Vogler wasn’t one of the 150,000 plus soldiers to storm Normandy on June 6, 1944, instead he was one of the many replacements who landed on the beach 16 days later. Vogler doesn’t remember everything from the war, but what he does recall is landing in Normandy and climbing down a rope ladder off the side of the ship with all his equipment on his back. Vogler said he gives credit to another soldier in saving his life who put in a good word for him, keeping him away from the front of the line. After the war, the World War II veteran put together a scrapbook out of wood from an old orange crate. Inside the book are small black-and-white photos that he took with a camera that he found during the war. To read more of Clayton’s story: http://bit.ly/2RauuQ0 #WWII #History
Clayton Vogler pictured with his scrapbook he made out of an old orange crate.