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Army taps Palo Alto soldier to participate in D-Day ceremonies in France

Original post made on Jun 5, 2019

U.S. Army specialist and Gunn High graduate Elliot Alagueuzia will fulfill his dream of representing his dual nationalities as a translator for commemorative 75th-anniversary celebrations marking D-Day in France through this Sunday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 5:55 PM

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Posted by Well Done Elliot
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jun 5, 2019 at 11:14 pm

Well done, Elliot Alagueuzia"n" [Portion removed.]


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Posted by ellen
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 6, 2019 at 11:12 am

Wonderful tribute but I remind the writer of the article that The D-Day event was a landing, not an invasion.


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Posted by Glenn
a resident of another community
on Jun 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Thank you Elliott for your service. As a long ago fellow graduate of Gunn, it's inspiring to hear your story. As newspapers and news outlets from around the world celebrate the incredible D-Day invasion where literally thousands of Americans lost their lives and over 150,000 participated (including my father) - your article, and others, should be highlighted and on the front page. Sadly, people seem to forget how liberty is protected and how important this event was. Again, thank you Elliott.


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Posted by ChrisC
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 6, 2019 at 5:38 pm

ChrisC is a registered user.

What a wonderful story. It seems rare that a child would be so interested in history. How lucky he was to learn from his grand-father, and what a tradition of service to a greater good he is continuing. Vive la France! Vive les Etats-Unis!


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 6, 2019 at 10:29 pm

I viewed the fascinating D Day ceremonies which occurred in France today (Thursday) on C SPAN today (hours after they happened). The cable tv guide on Comcast didn’t particularly list it, but take a look at C SPAN if you’re interested as they may repeat it. Well worth watching! Aircraft flyovers included an original plane from D Day. President Macron was impressive, and the D Day veterans were amazing!


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