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18TH D-DAY ANNIVERSARY - 1962

Gavin at France D-Day Ceremony
By Peter Foley
Staff Writer

   STE. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE (S&S) --- American paratroopers and citizens of nearby towns in Normandy gathered here Wednesday to watch U.S. Ambassador to France, James M. Gavin lay the cornerstone for a museum which will house relics of the 1944 D-Day invasion.
   Gavin was the assistant division commander of the 82nd Airborne Div. on D-Day and jumped into


   GETTYSBURG, PA. (AP) --- The man who commanded the Allied invasion of Europe 18 years ago marked ita anniversary with quiet hours of work. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower  --- General Eisenhower on D-Day --- came to his tree-shaded office on the Gettysburg College campus at 7:50 a.m.


Normandy with his troops on the June night which saw the Allied forces return to the European continent.
   The "Museum of Parachute and Glider Troops" will be built in what was the American cemetery just outside the town.  Ste. Mere Eglise was the first French com-
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