Blood and Guts

« When we started planning this trip with my grandfather, mother, sister, aunt and uncle, I knew it would be special, but spending the day with Geert made it even moreso. Geert obviously loves what he does and showed utmost respect for my grandfather and the men and women who served in the War. Our timing at each location was perfect and Geert was amenable to our needs throughout the day. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. I highly recommend him and his tour service. »
Michele Grossman, granddaughter of Sgt. Daniel M. Zarnick

Sgt. Daniel M. Zarnick from Butler, Pennsylvania served in Headquarters of the 12th US Army Corps part of General George S. « Blood and Guts » Patton’s legendary Third Army. He arrived in Normandy in mid-July 1944 landing on Utah Beach and was later stationed at Briquebec and Sartilly before racing through France into Luxembourg and Germany where he ended the war in 1945. Somewhat reluctant to make a return trip because of his age (91),  the enthusiasm of two daughters, two granddaughters and a son-in-law, made it a trip he had to make.

photo 3Daniel Zarnick listening to Geert’s battle map talk going over his itinerary in 1944

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Sgt. Zarnick with his family at the Camp Patton Memorial in Néhou, Normandy