One man’s quick story in D-Day Plus Three.

Technician 4th Class Brandon Matthews was never supposed to be in the Foret de Gerisy on June 9th 1944, 3 days following D-Day.

But like a lot of the 82nd Airborne Infantry, he didn’t exactly end up being dropped where he was supposed to. He ended up with Captain Butler and his 5th Rangers in their mission to clear the forest of German Resistance en route to St. Louis. The “misdrop” jokes never ceased, but he held his own under fire, even while guarding a German POW. Their mission was a sucess, and he earned at least some of the 5th’s respect in the process


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