Friday, June 6, 2014
Lieutenant James Doohan was shot in the hand and chest on D-Day. A silver cigarette case stopped the bullet to the chest, but the shot to his hand caused him to lose a finger.
Doohan later became known to generations of TV viewers as the actor who played Scottie in Star Trek. While on camera, he always tried to hide his injured hand.
Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery planned the D-Day invasion for a year. On June 6, 1944, US-led Allied forces invaded a 50-mile stretch of beaches of Normandy, France, to fight Nazi Germany in World War II.
D(designated)-day = when operations commence.
Today is the 70-year anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, called D-Day. Remember our soldiers.