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Albert Stephens (born 1917), an American veteran of World War II (WW2).."On D-Day, at half-past two in the morning, I was air-dropped into Normandy.  The war was a good experience.  I met many good people and I didn't mind the killing.  It never kept me awake at night."."I don't really like reunions, but I did go back to Normandy twice for commemoration ceremonies. The first time was fine, but the second time everyone was old, bald, fat and tired.  They don't remember the same things as me.  In those speeches they always say the same things: all that 'thank you ?', 'never forget ?' and 'tell your children ?.' It's behind me now and I'm not going to do it again.  What I do like, though, is that people are sometimes so grateful.  There was a girl who asked if I was a veteran. I said 'yes' and she gave me a kiss.".. CHECK with MRM/FNA