CONNEAUT -- In the seven decades since George Corado's gunship rolled over the waters of Normandy during the D-Day invasion of France, he made a conscious decision not to dwell on the past.
"It will bother you too much. I lost a lot of friends there."
On Saturday afternoon, the 87-year-old Niles resident and U.S. Navy veteran was in attendance during the annual D-Day re-enactment at Conneaut Township Park along the shores of Lake Erie.
Corado's eyes welled following the hourlong mock seige of the beach by over 1,000 re-enactors playing Allied and Axis soldiers vying for position in one of World War II's bloodiest and most recognized battles.
"I'm glad I was able to see it, but I'm also glad it's over. It was very emotional."
Read more about Corado and the reenactment in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle.