In 2009, Franck Maurouard, center, met with Elmo Banning, named for his uncle who was killed during D-Day, and Pvt. Banning’s brother, Melvin. Maurouard is holding a tribute to Pvt. Banning, including his Purple Heart, photo and Ranger patch alongside a large photo of the Colleville sur Mer cemetery, where Pvt. Banning is buried.

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