« I feel so fortunate on so many levels. I am one of the few who actually saw where my father died. I was granted this moment to feel close to a man I never knew but who had become very real to me through Geert’s efforts. It is obvious that this was more than a job to him. He had a true sensitivity for what his work involved. »John Privitera, son of Sgt. John A. Schadt
Sgt. John A. Schadt served in Company G, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division and was killed in Normandy on D-Day when his C-47 transport plane crashed near the village of Picauville. Mr. John Privitera who never knew his father and was adopted after the war came to Normandy to learn more about his biological father.