Charles Goodgame, left, speaks about a medal he recently received from France recognizing his involvement in the war as fellow WWII veteran Wesley Epperson, reflected, listens.
Charles Goodgame, left, speaks about a medal he recently received from France recognizing his involvement in the war as fellow WWII veteran Wesley Epperson, reflected, listens.
Photo by Dan Henry .
published Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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When Charles Goodgame returned to Chattanooga from serving overseas in November 1945, he hadn't seen his friend Wesley Epperson -- or many of the other 280 men from the First Army's 752nd Engineer Parts Company -- since their boots hit sand on Omaha Beach days after the invasion of Normandy.

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