W.C. “Bill” Nienhueser, 92, of Concordia

| December 3, 2011
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He was part of one of the biggest invasions in history. Sergeant Bill Nienhueser, 92, of Concordia, was called to serve on March 11, 1942 and he remembers the landing on Utah beach well.On June 6, 1944 General Eisenhower gave the order to invade Europe. Nienhueser’s unit – the 819th Aviation Engineer Battalion – would stop about 500 feet from shore shortly after the first assault force had landed. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Sgt. Nienhueser:

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Sgt. Nienhueser served for three years, three months, and one day.

 

Category: Voices of Veterans