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World War II veteran to be honored 70 years later | An Omaha native and World War II veteran has quite the story to tell, and it's one President Dwight Eisenhower kept secret for 40 years. Ed Sobczyk served his country with pride. "Three years, nine months and 27 days,” Sobczyk said. The 94-year-old fought in all five major battles of World War II.

World War II veteran to be honored 70 years later | An Omaha native and World War II veteran has quite the story to tell, and it's one President Dwight Eisenhower kept secret for 40 years. Ed Sobczyk served his country with pride. "Three years, nine months and 27 days,” Sobczyk said. The 94-year-old fought in all five major battles of World War II.

Video: The Slapton Evacuation

Video: The Slapton Evacuation

Athelhampton House website design

Athelhampton House website design

US servicemen training for D Day at Slapton Sands, Devon

US servicemen training for D Day at Slapton Sands, Devon

WWII veteran Edward Sobczyk being interviewed about Operation Tiger Slapton Sands mock invasion and D-Day invasion

WWII veteran Edward Sobczyk being interviewed about Operation Tiger Slapton Sands mock invasion and D-Day invasion

DUKW Amphibious on Slapton Sands, England, Pre-D-Day training 1944.

DUKW Amphibious on Slapton Sands, England, Pre-D-Day training 1944.

Edward Sobczyk being honored for his saving lives in WWII Operation Tiger, Slapton Sands England with John Casson

Edward Sobczyk being honored for his saving lives in WWII Operation Tiger, Slapton Sands England with John Casson

More Americans died training to hit the beach at Normandy, than actually died on Normandy Beach.  Slapton Sands on the west coast of England, there remains a small memorial to the 946 men who lost their lives that April day, 68 years ago.

Operation Tiger: D-Day's Disastrous Rehearsal

More Americans died training to hit the beach at Normandy, than actually died on Normandy Beach. Slapton Sands on the west coast of England, there remains a small memorial to the 946 men who lost their lives that April day, 68 years ago.

Invasion rehearsal off the coast of England,  May 1944 - From the left : Maj. Gen Charles H. Gerhardt (29th ID commander), R. Adm John L. Hall, Maj. Gen Leonard T. Gerow.

Invasion rehearsal off the coast of England, May 1944 - From the left : Maj. Gen Charles H. Gerhardt (29th ID commander), R. Adm John L. Hall, Maj. Gen Leonard T. Gerow.

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