Local D-Day survivor recounts experiences

Norwalk man helped storm Normandy 70 years ago today.
Aaron Krause
Jun 6, 2014


Norwalk resident Dale Ebinger survived D-Day, which occurred 70 years ago today.

On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile path of a heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany forces on Normandy, France's beaches.

A total of 124 enlisted in Ebinger's company -- the First Engineer Brigade 3516 Ordnance Maintenance Company.

Four are alive today, including Ebinger. A story about him and his experiences appears on the front page of Friday's Norwalk Reflector. So you don't miss stories such as this one, you can subscribe to the Norwalk Reflector to receive home delivery and/or the e-paper, which is a complete digital replica of each issue. For more information, call (419) 668-3771 or click HERE.





Thank you for your service, sir. Salute!


I grew up in North Fairfield and Mr. Ebinger was a friend of our family. I remember walking down East Ashtabula Street and when I would walk by the house that Mr. and Mrs. Ebinger lived in, thinking to myself how lovely their home was.
I never knew that Mr. Ebinger was at Normandy France for D-Day. My father and my grandfather along with many great uncles and other family members from that era.

Thank you to all who served and are serving, the vets from the wars before, during and after WWII. Got Bless to all.


Cliff Cannon

Mr. Ebinger : Being a world war 2 history buff. I have read of many courageous, harrowing story's. Few, compare to yours for bravery at its best. May I respectfully borrow your W.W. 2 nickname,though I have never met you and say " Eby " you are a man's man.

Thank-you so much sir for sharing, your inspiring, valorous deeds. Most of all thank you for serving our country in it's maximum hour of danger


I also salute Mr. Ebinger as a BROTHER VETERAN OF THE KOREAN POLICE ACTION. Cliff, you might like this article from WW2. It is my best friend from high school story on his brothers death in WW2. Note how well the grave's are maintained by the families in The Netherlands.http://www.basher82.nl/Data/marg...

Cliff Cannon

Jackel I can not thank you enough for sharing your best friends brothers story. If that story doesn't give the reader goose bumps as well as an appreciation of what the combat veteran in every war faces. Well, then nothing will.

Thanks again. Great day to you


Glad to share, sadly it was less than a month before surrender.

Cliff Cannon

Jackel : " sadly it was less than a month before surrender " Sickeningly sad indeed. One of the strange irony's of W.W. 2 is that the 'defeated ' German army inflicted more causalities on the American army in Jan.1945 than in any other month in American military history. To put it mildly, the Germans,as we all know were tough SOB's.

I thank God it was the Russians who lost some 28 million souls in the war, not us. Because your American Legion story on the 7 executed POW's is sickening enough to contemplate. Then imagine how many times the Germans or Russians executed in cold blood each others POW's.


Cliff, here is a story that was in our Legion magazine this month, you might like to read !http://www.legion.org/magazine/2...