On June 6th, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. Cmdr. Rip Bounds of Hattiesburg piloted his Utility Landing Ship onto Utah Beach carrying 25 tons of ammunition.
Bounds remembers endless days of ferrying men and equipment to the beach and carrying the wounded away. He gets emotional when he recounts the efforts of the Red Cross Ladies to give comfort to the wounded warriors.
In this extended version, we hear many more details including his meeting Churchill, Montgomery and Patton.
Dr. Dollye Robinson has had a distinguished career as a Professor of Music Education at Jackson State. So it was only natural that she would join the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Robinson details the efforts of the Arts Commission to find funding for various programs statewide and presents an eloquent defense for the continued support of the Arts and Humanities in our schools.