Earl Watson sat down for an interview with The Bee for a 1994 story about D-Day. Watson recalled landing on a Normandy beach and thinking the end was near until he saw air support coming in. After his service in Europe, Watson was 65 days out on a ship bound for the Philippines when they turned around and headed for New York. Watson said that his worst memory after the war was returning to the United States and being denied a hot dog because he was African American.
Earl Watson sat down for an interview with The Bee for a 1994 story about D-Day. Watson recalled landing on a Normandy beach and thinking the end was near until he saw air support coming in. After his service in Europe, Watson was 65 days out on a ship bound for the Philippines when they turned around and headed for New York. Watson said that his worst memory after the war was returning to the United States and being denied a hot dog because he was African American. Hector Amezcua Fresno Bee file
Earl Watson sat down for an interview with The Bee for a 1994 story about D-Day. Watson recalled landing on a Normandy beach and thinking the end was near until he saw air support coming in. After his service in Europe, Watson was 65 days out on a ship bound for the Philippines when they turned around and headed for New York. Watson said that his worst memory after the war was returning to the United States and being denied a hot dog because he was African American. Hector Amezcua Fresno Bee file

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