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Photo shows General Eisenhower talking with American paratroopers on the evening of June 5, 1944, as they prepared for the Battle of Normandy. The men are part of Company E, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, at the 101st Airborne Division's camp in Greenham Common, England. Photo includes Sgt. Russell Wilmarth, behind Eisenhower's chin (Source: Alan Offen, 2009); Lt. Wallace C. Strobel with a "23" tag (Source: "Dwight David Eisenhower: The Centennial, CMH Pub 71-40); Ralph "Bud" Thomas, to the left of Strobel (Source: Eileen Thomas Hayes, 2012); and probably Corporal Donald E. Kruger, in front row, far right, wearing a musette bag on his chest (Source: Alice Kruger Bruns and Jason Bezis, 2013).