James L. Simmons

James L. Simmons Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Simmons Chase

James L. Simmons
Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Simmons Chase

UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND

Private First Class James L. Simmons, Jr., was one of three 320th men killed in action on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. His little sister, Charlotte, remembers when an Army man in a brown pulled up in front of her family’s house. When the man left, her mother was sobbing. That's how she learned her brother "Bunny" was never coming home. A large framed version of this photograph hangs on Charlotte's wall in that same house in Maryland.

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