I couple of years ago I posted about a baby, born on D-Day, named Dee Day.
Because today is the 69th anniversary of the invasion, it’s the perfect time to mention that I’ve since found one more: Earl D-Day Samuel Campbell of Montana.
Not only was be born on D-Day, but he got married on June 6, 1964 — exactly 20 years later.
Interesting fact: The “D” in D-Day may simply (and redundantly!) stand for “day,” according to PBS:
The Army began using the codes “H-hour” and “D-day” during World War I to indicate the time or date of an operation’s start. Military planners would write of events planned to occur on “H-hour” or “D-day” — long before the actual dates and times of the operations would be known, or in order to keep plans secret. And so the “D” may simply refer to the “day” of invasion.
- American Experience . D-Day . Did You Know? | PBS
- “Youth Has Special Celebration Today.” Albuquerque Journal 6 June 1964: 1.