CRN: First Men In: U.S. Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day

In the tradition of Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers, The First Men In tells the story of the American paratroopers who took on one of the most imporant and dangerous missions of World War 2. On the eve of D-Day, the 82nd Airborne division parachuted into key positions along the Normandy coast, spearheading the assault on Fortress Europe. The lightly-armed soldiers put themselves in between the vulnerable landing beaches and relentless enemy assaults, purchasing with their blood the critical hours the Allies needed to get ashore.

The author of First Men In:G,V U.S. Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day, Ed Ruggero, joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now.