May 12, 1925 – – September 22, 2015
Did you know that among the D Day invasion force was New York Yankees legend and MLB Hall of Famer Yogi Berra? At the age of 19, Berra was a gunner’s mate assigned to attack transport USS Bayfield (APA 33). The Bayfield carried troops of the 8th Infantry Regiment to Utah Beach.
Source: U.S. Naval Institute
12 May 2020 at 11:07
I had zero idea, thank you,
12 May 2020 at 13:21
Thank You Yogi.
12 May 2020 at 14:01
Mr. Berra was quite a man. His famous quips made him a legend. But he was not given the full recognition he deserved in serving our country. He was a good human being with a kind heart. As a kid growing up, I always admired his talents, modesty, and integrity that he always displayed. Thank you for this post. God bless Mr. Berra always.
12 May 2020 at 14:05
Maybe that’s where he came up with that expression of his “it ain’t over till it’s over.” Grew up 6 blocks from the stadium when he was in his prime. Loved watching is stubby form behind home plate. Heck of a ball player and now I learn a heck of a man too. Thanks