Archive for June 12th, 2016

D-DAY FLAG SELLS BIG AT TEXAS AUCTION

This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day.

DALLAS (AP) –  The U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first
American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day was sold today for $514,000 at
auction in Texas.

Heritage Auctions spokesman Noah Fleisher says the 48-star flag from the
guide boat was sold during a live auction in Dallas. He had no immediate
information on the buyer.

The pre-sale estimate for the flag was $100,000. The banner has one bullet
hole, blamed on a German machine gun, according to the Dallas-based
auction house.

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JIM NABORS IS 86 TODAY


James Thurston "Jim" Nabors was born in Alabama.

Jim Nabors is well known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle on the
Andy Griffith Show on CBS (1960-1968) and the show’s spin-off
series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. on CBS (1964-1969). His first job
in television was a film cutter for NBC.

         

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