Sergio Moirano was just three days shy of his 20th birthday when he landed on Utah beach in Normandy on the 6th of June, 1944.
This Chicago-born US veteran was injured during the battle of Normandy and shipped back to England to a British hospital.
He then returned to France where he continued fighting through the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. He met his wife who is Belgian and after having spent over 25 years in New Jersey they came back to Europe and they now reside in Belgium.
Mr. Moirano has never returned to Normandy. For him, the memories are still too vivid, too painful.