D-Day veterans reflect on 68th anniversary
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FAYETTEVILLE -- Wednesday was the 68th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944 in the largest amphibious invasion in history nearly 160,000 American and allied troops attacked Nazi-occupied France.
Two veterans of D-Day who now live in Fayetteville talked about overcoming the fear they felt on that day.
"This will be my 68th year that I avoided whatever the hell it was," said retired Ltc. Al Alvarez. "I outran every bullet coming my way. I was zigging when everyone was zagging."
"You just watch yourself and shoot before he does, and you made it," said Sfc. William Steele.
The "D" in D-Day didn't actually stand for anything. It is a military term designating the day an event will take place.