The World War II Foundation, in partnership with Wish of a Lifetime, was honored to help arrange the return to Omaha Beach of Navy WWII veteran Ernie Corvese. Ernie took part in several of the 70th anniversary activities in Normandy during D-Day week. His return to France was his first time back to the beaches of Normandy since he landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
Ernie’s story was so compelling that NBC Nightly News and Tom Brokaw featured it on NBC Nightly News. Ernie will be featured in an upcoming WWII Foundation film focused on his return to Omaha Beach.
To view Tom Brokaw’s story, please click here.