Almost 80 years have passed since Jean Kleinle served as a medic in the US Army and stormed the beaches of Normandy. Now at the age of 101, he is revisiting those memories on his own terms. It feels like just yesterday when he traced his steps at Utah Beach, where he fought against the Nazis in June 1944. Pointing towards the direction they went, he expressed his desire to visit the final resting place of his fallen comrades and over 2,000 other Americans.
To ensure their names never fade away, he rubbed sand into their gravestones. This journey is captured by Dry Water Productions as they follow Jean and 100-year-old Navy veteran Bill Hunter, who also served during World War II in the Pacific.
Although they had never met before, Bill and Jean quickly formed a bond over their shared memories and even had the opportunity to share their stories with a group of young students traveling with them. The entire trip, organized by Northern Illinois-based group Vets Roll, proved to be unforgettable, creating a new friendship between these two American heroes.
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