Locals Participate in D-Day Jump

Reported by: Terri Hendry
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Updated: 6/16/2014 6:40 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The 70th Anniversary of D-Day is over, but the memories of the sacrifices made will forever stay with us.  This year the occasion was marked by a special exercise where paratroopers from several countries made static line drops onto the beaches of Normandy.  Among those who traveled to Great Britain and France is Reno Police Officer, Tim Broadway. 

Broadway is a familiar face with RPD serving as a media spokesperson.  He has been an officer for nearly a decade, he's also served in the Air Force and has been with the Nevada Air National Guard for 25 years. 
Broadway said, "I've worn many uniforms."  But he said he felt it was such an honor to be able to make this trip adding, "Being above the Normandy beaches and seeing it from above the monuments, it brought back a lot of memories of my grandfather and thinking about what those families and soldiers had to deal with."

He said what he most remembers is the comradery of the soldiers, veterans and other military members who came from several different countries. He said, "To be a part of that and just to drop a thousand paratroopers from 14 airplanes from different countries, I keep thinking about how big of an effort that was today with all the modern technology compared to what they had to deal with in the 40's, it's just awe inspiring and amazing." 

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