Remembering D-Day Hero Rocco Russo

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CBN News has the privilege of meeting and interviewing fascinating people.
    
Some of them are well-known and others, just ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.

In 1995, CBN News interviewed Rocco Russo, 51 years after he landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 -- D-Day.
    
Rocco was a 19-year-old from Norfolk, Va., when he joined the Army in 1943.

"I had three goals. Number one was to win the war. Number two was get home safe and sound. And number three, you might think this was naive, but I was young. My other goal was to shoot and kill Adolph Hitler," Russo said.

He didn't get to shoot and kill Hitler, but Russo did help win the war.
    
He was wounded on D-Day at Omaha Beach, but he recovered and went back to the front lines for the rest of the war, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. 
    
Then he returned home to start a successful business career and raise a big family.

Rocco died in 2001 but he is among the many heroes of D-Day.
    
CBN News owes it to them to say thank you, again and again.

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