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Interview with Lloyd Jard, July 28, 1998
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July 28, 1998
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Lloyd Jard enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He attended Midshipman school at Columbia University. He was assigned to LST (Landing Ship Tank) 47 and deployed Europe, landing in England. From February until June of 1944, his unit remained in England training for the invasion of Normandy.

On June 6, 1944, Jard, aboard LST 47, landed in Normandy at Utah Beach. After the invasion, they traveled between North Africa, Italy and Southern France ferrying troops and supplies. Jard returned the U.S., and was preparing for the invasion of Japan when the war ended.

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