He's No Rostenkowski

In the predawn of June 6, 1944, Army paratrooper Sam Gibbons landed behind German lines in occupied France, armed with an antitank mine, a gas mask, and two warm cans of Schlitz. As D-day unfolded, the 24-year-old captain survived a bloody ambush to complete his mission: securing bridges near the town of St. Come-du-Mont. The American beer cans were placed in the middle of a road in Normandy as a symbol of the Allied liberation.

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