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By Michael Ullery



World War II veterans John Phillips and Bill Deam share a D-Day anniversary toast during a 70th anniversary of D-Day remembrance on Friday at the Sidney/Shelby County Senior Center. Deam is an Army Air Corps veteran from Sidney who piloted B-26 Maurader aircraft in the skies over Germany and Phillips, an officer in the United States Navy, who was off the coast of Normandy, aboard the battleship, USS Texas before being sent ashore on Omaha Beach with the third wave on D-Day in order to establish better communications. Phillips lived in Piqua for many years and worked for Hartzell Wood Products for 37 years.
World War II veterans John Phillips and Bill Deam share a D-Day anniversary toast during a 70th anniversary of D-Day remembrance on Friday at the Sidney/Shelby County Senior Center. Deam is an Army Air Corps veteran from Sidney who piloted B-26 Maurader aircraft in the skies over Germany and Phillips, an officer in the United States Navy, who was off the coast of Normandy, aboard the battleship, USS Texas before being sent ashore on Omaha Beach with the third wave on D-Day in order to establish better communications. Phillips lived in Piqua for many years and worked for Hartzell Wood Products for 37 years.
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World War II veterans John Phillips and Bill Deam share a D-Day anniversary toast during a 70th anniversary of D-Day remembrance on Friday at the Sidney/Shelby County Senior Center. Deam is an Army Air Corps veteran from Sidney who piloted B-26 Maurader aircraft in the skies over Germany and Phillips, an officer in the United States Navy, who was off the coast of Normandy, aboard the battleship, USS Texas before being sent ashore on Omaha Beach with the third wave on D-Day in order to establish better communications. Phillips lived in Piqua for many years and worked for Hartzell Wood Products for 37 years.

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