SH11K074WWIINORMANDY-RS Nov. 9, 2011 -- Diane Hight comforts W.T. Hardwick, 87, as he looks towards the dunes that conceal Utah Beach from his sight. Hardwick, a member of the 4th Infantry Division, was among the men who stormed Utah Beach in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944. After surviving the initial invasion, he was captured four days later in the hedgerows while making his way towards Saint-Lo. In the first 30 days of his 10-month ordeal as a POW, Hardwick went from a weight of 200 pounds to roughly 130 pounds. (SHNS photo by Mike Brown / The Commercial Appeal) (RS) (WWII)

SH11K074WWIINORMANDY-RS Nov. 9, 2011 -- Diane Hight comforts W.T. Hardwick, 87, as he looks towards the dunes that conceal Utah Beach from his sight. Hardwick, a member of the 4th Infantry Division, was among the men who stormed Utah Beach in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944. After surviving the initial invasion, he was captured four days later in the hedgerows while making his way towards Saint-Lo. In the first 30 days of his 10-month ordeal as a POW, Hardwick went from a weight of 200 pounds to roughly 130 pounds. (SHNS photo by Mike Brown / The Commercial Appeal) (RS) (WWII)

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