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ASSOCIATED PRESS / JUNE 6, 1944 Allied troops on their landing craft approach the Normandy coast.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Bill Paty, 93, with a picture of himself at age 23. Paty was a paratrooper in the D-Day invasion of France 70 years ago. He was captured three times, getting away for good on his third escape attempt