Local veterans remember D-Day

  • Isadore Friedman, a WWII veteran who landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day2, the day after D-Day, 70 years ago, gets emotional while recounting his memories of the war. Friedman said that the true heroes are the men who never got to come home and died on those shores. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Isadore Friedman, a WWII veteran who landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day2, the day after D-Day, 70 years ago, gets emotional while recounting his memories of the war. Friedman said that the true heroes are the men who never got to come home and died on those shores. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Isadore Friedman's discharge papers from the Army have a stamp date of April 25, 1946. Friedman was a WWII veteran who landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day2, the day after D-Day, 70 years ago. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Isadore Friedman's Legion of Honor medal presented to him for his service in France during WWII. Friedman landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day2, the day after D-Day, 70 years ago. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A photo of young, Army man, Isadore Friedman, is on display alongside the medals he recieved for his service during WWII. Friedman landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day2, the day after D-Day, 70 years ago. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A scrapbook photo of young Army man Isadore Friedman. Friedman is a WWII veteran who landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day2, the day after D-Day, 70 years ago. Emily Michot / COURTESY OF ISADORE FRIEDMAN

  • A scrapbook photo of young, Army soldier, Isadore Friedman, recovery from a war wound in a hospital after his service in Normandy during WWII. Friedman landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day2, the day after D-Day, 70 years ago. Emily Michot / COURTESY OF ISADORE FRIEDMAN

  • Ronald Quadt is a WWII veteran who stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day 70 years ago. Quadt looks at a T-shirt that he will wear as one of the guests at a three-day ceremony in Washington, D.C., over the anniversary weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Ronald Quadt, a WWII veteran who stormed Omaha Beach beach in Normandy on D-Day 70 years ago talks about his D-Day experiences from his home in Wilton Manors on Monday, June 2, 2014. Quadt is wearing a hat from the USS New York, a ship on which he and other South Florida WWII veterans were honored for their service during Fleet Week in Ft. Lauderdale recently. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Charles J. Schaus, served aboard the Navy vessel the USS Barton DD 772 during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day 70 years ago, talks about his experiences from his home in Coconut Creek on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Charles J. Schaus, served aboard the Navy vessel the USS Barton DD 772 during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day 70 years ago. Schaus talks about his war experiences nearly 70 years later from his Coconut Creek home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Charles J. Schaus, served aboard the Navy vessel the USS Barton DD 772 during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day 70 years ago. He is pictured in the backrow, far right, along with fellow shipmates in a group photograph from the war. Emily Michot / COURTESTY OF CHARLES J. SCHAUS

  • Charles J. Schaus, right, poses with a friend and fellow Navy sailor. Schaus served aboard the Navy vessel the USS Barton DD 772 during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day 70 years ago. Emily Michot / COURTESTY OF CHARLES J. SCHAUS

  • Some of the awards that Charles J. Schaus, earned during his time in the Navy during WWII hang in a glass display case in his Coconut Creek home. Schaus served aboard the Navy vessel the USS Barton DD 772 during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day 70 years ago. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A photo of the USS Barton DD 772 that Charles J. Schaus, served aboard during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day 70 years ago, hangs in his home office in Coconut Creek. Emily Michot / COURTESTY OF CHARLES J. SCHAUS