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Updated: 04/27/2014 08:00:02AM

‘Proud American,’ D-Day hero dies

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Pfc. William “Bill” Price survived bloody Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, and was presented the Bronze Star Medal for heroism.

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Price’s wonderful sense of humor endeared him to many people, and made him a favorite at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda.

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Bill Price, 93, points to his Bronze Star, which he earned for his part in D-Day, during an interview in November 2013.

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Volunteer and D-Day survivor Bill Price, 93, talks to visitors at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda last November.

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Price’s wonderful sense of humor endeared him to many people, and made him a favorite at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda.

By AL HEMINGWAY

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D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Thousands of U.S. and Allied troops stormed ashore on five beaches in the Normandy region of France, in what would be the largest amphibious assault in world history, to liberate Western Europe from her Nazi captors.

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