Tom Rice, U.S. Army Airborne, D-Day World War II

Tom Rice, U.S. Army Airborne, D-Day World War II

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The first Americans to set foot in Europe on D-Day in June 1944 were the paratroopers, including the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division.

California native Tom Rice was the first man from the 101st to jump out of his plane into the pitch black night over the Normandy coast.

In this edition of Veterans Chronicles, Rice tells host Greg Corombos about the difficulties of getting out of the plane, trying to find the rest of his unit scattered across the French countryside, and ... See More

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