Omaha Beach the day after D-Day from the top of a hill where George Robinson, 22, of Allegan, set up a communication line with a radio team from the 294th Joint Assault Signal Company. Sunken ships litter the channel and barrage balloons fill the air with cables to keep planes from strafing ships.

'A great crusade'

On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, 160,000 Allied troops crossed a narrow strip of sea and landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germa
Saugatuck freshman Blake Dunn shows off the form that enabled him to win the 300-meter hurdles at the Division 4 state finals. (Photo by Scott Sullivan)

Dunn deal:

Between playing baseball, running track and maintaining straight A’s in the classroom, Saugatuck freshman Blake Dunn maintained an exhausting schedule this spring.


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