« Geert made our trip to Normandy an experience we will cherish and remember for the rest of our lives. He made it possible for my uncle Ed to finally receive the respect and honor he deserves . Geert was also able to trace Ed’s steps through Normandy, making his war experience come alive for us all and giving Ed the closure he needed. We cannot thank Geert enough for everything he did for Ed and my family.»
Mary Kay Brown, niece of Sgt. Edward Sobzcyk
Sgt. Edward Sobzcyk of Omaha, Nebraska found himself spearheading the allied invasion on Utah Beach in the early morning hours of 6 June 1944 as a member of Company M, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He escaped death when a German sniper bullet ricochet merely scraped the skin off his forehead but his luck ran out on 24 June 1944 when he was badly wounded by German artillery near Tourlaville. Ed would return to the battlefield and ended the war in Germany on VE-Day earning 2 Purple Hearts and Bronze Star.