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Ellan Levitsky loved her service as an Army Nurse in Normandy just after D-Day. Now, the 99-year-old is back to France to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  https://lat.ms/2MvFB7H 

She will never forget the sound of young men crying themselves to sleep. She also remembers a time when she was so fed up with rations that she visited a farm and traded her uniform shirt for a chicken. She’s kept the wishbone to this day. 📸: @kiranridley  https://lat.ms/2MvFB7H 

In Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Ellan Levitsky and her sister, who also served as a nurse, are held in great esteem by locals grateful for their war work. In 2012, they were awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor. 📸: @kiranridley  https://lat.ms/2MvFB7H 

During the war, Ellan and her sister used to sing a song called "Please, Mister Truman, Why Can’t We Go Home?"

Ellan sings it below:  https://lat.ms/2MvFB7H 


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