Morley Piper tells rapt Essex audience his personal experiences of D-Day landing, on its 68th anniversary

Rick Isaacs Writes-

On June 6, 1944 Morley Piper was a 19 year old Second Lieutenant in the 29th Infantry Division when his platoon landed on Omaha Beach.

Last evening this youthful and handsome 87 year-old told a rapt audience at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum about his personal experiences on that "Longest Day", and the months that followed. He told his story of bravery in the face of terror and death with pathos and humility, punctuated by his wonderful self-deprecating sense of humor.

Morley Piper was executive director of the New England Newspaper Association for 45 years. He has lived in Essex for over 30 years.

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