I believe the man's name was James Taylor.It has been awhile since I've talked to my father in-law about the war.He has been so wrapped up in the political affairs that is usually the subject.
But I'm pretty sure it was James Taylor.He turned 85 in January and when he talks of the war now he wonders what happen to a lot that was in his unit but he doesn't remember their names.When he was about to go off the boat on Normandy beaches the guy beside him said I'm not going to make it Ed.When they got off the boat the boy was the first to get hit, my father in-law had to pull his body over him for cover where they were pinned down for about two days.He speaks of that very solomanly.
Did you have a family member in the war?My father was in the Navy and did not enter until 1944 and went from training to Japan.He never talked about it but I asked what he did and he said they went in and cleaned up.I wasn't very old and I thought he meant after they had been bombed.Recently I research the crusier he was on the USS Balitmore nicknamed the Big B. it was a heavy crusier and he fought with the 3rd and 5th fleets before the bombing of Japan.
I'm sorry you only asked for a name, I got carried away. If you happen to know what happen to James Taylor let me know and I will tell him.He feels there is no one left his age that knows they fought for their country.