LI D-Day survivors

D-Day survivor Bertrand Dolan at home in Merrick

D-Day survivor Bertrand Dolan at home in Merrick on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Dolan was a crew member aboard LST 498, a 330-foot troop carrier that ferried foot soldiers toward the embattled coastline. "I could see the small boats and they were getting cut to shreds,” he said. “That was the most heart-rending experience I’ve ever had.” (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

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Walter Blum was among the first Americans on the beach at Normandy on June 6, 1944. He was an engineer clearing mines and obstacles. Bertrand Dolan and Jacob Cutler are also survivors of the 70th anniversary of that epic D-Day battle. The three are part of a dwindling handful of Long Islanders who are still here to remember it.

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