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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 6, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                273 KOKOMO June 50 cents British and American standardbearers walk onto Arromanches Beach as colleagues carrying some of the other Allied flags prepare to follow early today AP photo Grandpa paratrooper in hospital four others suffer slight injuries France AP Five D Day veterans who parachuted into Normandy nursed minor injuries with one hospital ized for tests for back Earl of had a rough landing near SainteMereEglise on Sunday after his main parachute tangled and he was forced to use a smaller emergency He doesnt have any frac said Guy a hospital spokesman in Hes suffer ing from trauma to the spinal col but he doesnt have any neurological Drapers family is back home and he will be heading back Adam He talked to his wife on the phone and hes joking with the Hes in a good Another veteran suffered scratches on his head and three others twisted or sprained French authorities After a long debate with French and American 41 DDay veterans were allowed to jump from two vintage planes Sunday before a cheering Many of them were among the American paratroopers He doesnt have any frac He talked to his wife on the phone and hes joking with the Hes in a good Guy Adam Hospital spokesman who jumped near SainteMere Eglise before dawn on June taking the town and block ing German reinforcements from the Normandy landing We must never forget Clinton commemorates Allies DDay landing POINTE DU France AP Atop rugged cliffs along once bloodied Normandy President Clinton paid tribute to the raw courage of Allied forces who stormed ashore 50 years ago We must never he To the grayhaired veterans who joined him on a misty morning like the one they confronted in Clinton said their victory set the standard for his You completed your mission here but the mission of freedorh goes That battle he The longest day is not yet The president landed by helicopter on the jagged cliff after spending the night on an aircraft carrier that crossed the same choppy English Channel waters that in 1944 had borne the largest armada in More than Allied troops invaded five beaches on and more than Americans were killed on Omaha Beach We must never forget that thousands of people gave everything that they were or what they might have become so that freedom might Clinton said at Utah who was born a year after the war said his generation owes it to the veterans to contain deadly expand democracy and strengthen the Our work is far from there are cliffs to Clinton said at the Pointe du Hoc ceremony at the brink of the the gray waterway behind and far below And if we should we need only to remember he said in a speech that sought to bridge The flame of your youth became freedoms Pointe du Hoc is the bloody scene of one of the hardestfought victo ries in military Solemn remembrance marks anniversary This is the last time for and this is for them Activeduty members of the Armys 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions fill the skies over Sunday AP photo OMAHA France AP Aging veterans of the Nor mandy invasion returned by the thousands today to the wind mistcovered coast they stormed 50 years ago on solemnly reliving the epic battle and remembering fallen com On damp day much like June presidents and mon archs joined them at crucial inva sion sites seared into the memo ries of those who came many probably for the last I had to said Al of North Miami a corporal in the 191st Engineers Special Brigade that landed in the first wave at Utah Several of my buddies are gone this is the last time for and this is for President Queen Eliza beth French President Francois Mitterrand and other leaders paid tribute to the veterans and the war dead at ceremonies along a 60 mile strip of culminating in a multinational commemoration at Omaha site of DDays bloodiest Squads of soldiers from the Allied nations opened the ceremo ny by marching across the led by a file of flag War ships floated off at Utah the west ernmost DDay landing Clinton and French President Mit terrand placed wreaths at a monu ment to dead then a bugler played American soldiers stood in knots of three at different positions on the Kill com ing up from the Mitterrand later joined Queen Elizabeth for commemorations at near the beaches where British and Canadian soldiers came He and the queen walked sidebyside past troops standing at visited a British cemetery with graves and a memorial to Common wealth soldiers whose bodies never were Many of my mates are buried said Dai of a lance corporal with the Second South Wales which landed in the first hours of Its very emotional for Clinton began the day at Pointe Du where 225 Rangers used grappling ladders and ropes to scale a 120foothigh cliff under German fire in one of DDays bloodiest Harrison Township firefighter John Iseminger cools off at a garage fire Sunday Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Maybe well get rain later in week Warm temperatures and partly sunny skies will continue this after noon and but farmers could get some muchneeded rain on Thursday and early according to local weather observer Robert Today will be partly high of 88 degrees and low of 62 Sunny skies will continue Tuesday with a high of Clouds will begin to roll in Tuesday with lows reaching 60 Were dry and the corn and soybeans both could use a good drink of water right according to Bob Howard County Agricultural Extension The areas where there has been some compaction and other stress will probably show the moisture stress McCormick These areas are more susceptible to If we get rain this you wont see any major detrimental McCormick noted an inch or more of rain would help Crops will start showing stress especially if temperatures are McCormick Corn will start rolling as a defense Then things could get more McCormick Purdue University professors have warned that conditions could be ripe for Floppy Corn where the brace roots dont form in the hot dry He said he hasnt seen any of this so but farmers should watch for Farmers are not the only ones who have battled the elements recent Kokomo and Harrison Township firefighters fought a fire in high heat and humidity for just over an hour at 3207 Elva Drive A garage fire in the wood frame home owned by Cheryl French caused The cause of the reported at is according to a Kokomo Fire Department The nigh temperature for Sunday was 89 Wise called for partly cloudy skies on Wednesday with a 40 percent chance of late afternoon and a high of 84 Theres also a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms on Thurs with partly cloudy skies and a high near The threat of storms should end Friday with 75 percent of the area getting about inches of rain from Thursday through Friday There could be isolated amounts of up to an inch of precipi Wise Inside todays Tribune Business EDS scrap merger Page Style Escape from daily grind in Ohios Greene Page Sports Pacers run for NBA Finals falls short in New Page Also inside A7 Classified Local A3 News 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