Binghamton D-Day veteran remembers his WWII journey

Crystal Sarakas
June 6, 2014

Take a journey with Philip Russell and WSKG's Crystal Sarakas, and hear his story.

In 1944, 23-year-old PFC Philip Russell was among the thousands of troops who were part of the D-Day invasion. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, the group of soldiers later known as the 'Band of Brothers.'

In the interview, Russell remembers his photo being taken in Ravenoville, France. Here is that photo from 1944, with another of Ravenoville in present day:

Ravenoville - 1944

Ravenoville - 1944
Russell is fourth from the right.

 

Ravenoville - present day

 

Hear more from Russell, see a map of his journey, and listen to interviews with other local D-Day veterans and experts here.