Bob Slaughter with President Bush at the D-Day Memorial dedication

The man viewed as most instrumental in creating the National D-Day Memorial has died. Bob Slaughter passed away this morning at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. His family says Slaughter did not speak about his wartime experiences for decades, but as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, that changed in a big way starting in the 1980’s.

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