Commander Wong Visits Normandy

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Duaine "Pinky" Pinkston, a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, returned to Normandy for his third visit since D-Day to take part in the 68th Anniversary events.
Commander Wong watches a re-enactment of the parachute drop near La Fiere bridge in Normandy.
Commander Wong watches a re-enactment of the parachute drop near La Fiere bridge in Normandy.
Commander Wong visits the 82nd Airborne Museum in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France.
Commander Wong visits the 82nd Airborne Museum in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France.
Pictured (ltr): Department of New York Adjutant Richard Pedro and wife, Jean; PR Commission Chairman Robert Morrill; National Commander Fang Wong and wife, Barbara; National Sergeant at Arms David Louie and wife, Asa; Auxiliary President Kris Nelson and husband, Terry in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France on June 3, 2012.
Pictured (ltr): Department of New York Adjutant Richard Pedro and wife, Jean; PR Commission Chairman Robert Morrill; National Commander Fang Wong and wife, Barbara; National Sergeant at Arms David Louie and wife, Asa; Auxiliary President Kris Nelson and husband, Terry in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France on June 3, 2012.
National Commander Fang Wong in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France on June 3, 2012.
National Commander Fang Wong in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France on June 3, 2012.
A mannequin representing Pvt. John Steele hangs from the church steeple during D-Day anniversary events in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France.
A mannequin representing Pvt. John Steele hangs from the church steeple during D-Day anniversary events in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France.
Pictured are Department of New York Adjutant Richard Pedro and wife, Jean; PR Commission Chairman Robert Morrill; National Commander Fang Wong and wife, Barbara; National Sergeant at Arms David Louie and wife, Asa; Auxiliary President Kris Nelson and husband, Terry with residents of Locust Valley, N.Y., Kathy Soref and Kaye Weninger, who attended the 68th anniversary events representing the Operation Democracy program.
Pictured are Department of New York Adjutant Richard Pedro and wife, Jean; PR Commission Chairman Robert Morrill; National Commander Fang Wong and wife, Barbara; National Sergeant at Arms David Louie and wife, Asa; Auxiliary President Kris Nelson and husband, Terry with residents of Locust Valley, N.Y., Kathy Soref and Kaye Weninger, who attended the 68th anniversary events representing the Operation Democracy program.
Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson with a costumed re-enactor in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France.
Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson with a costumed re-enactor in Ste. Mere-Eglise, France.
The re-enactment of the parachute drop near La Fiere bridge in Normandy.
The re-enactment of the parachute drop near La Fiere bridge in Normandy.
National Commander Fang Wong greets Legionnaires from the Department of France at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong greets Legionnaires from the Department of France at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong greets WWII veterans at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong greets WWII veterans at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
Commander Wong watches a re-enactment of the parachute drop near La Fiere bridge in Normandy.
Commander Wong watches a re-enactment of the parachute drop near La Fiere bridge in Normandy.
The statue of
The statue of "Iron Mike" marks the American's victory at La Fiere bridge.
68th Anniversary ceremonies before the parachute drop at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
68th Anniversary ceremonies before the parachute drop at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong lays a wreath during 68th Anniversary ceremonies at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong lays a wreath during 68th Anniversary ceremonies at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong and Auxiliary President Kris Nelson during 68th Anniversary ceremonies at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong and Auxiliary President Kris Nelson during 68th Anniversary ceremonies at La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong and wife, Barbara, visit Utah Beach in France.
National Commander Fang Wong and wife, Barbara, visit Utah Beach in France.
A scenic photo of Utah Beach in France.
A scenic photo of Utah Beach in France.
A scenic photo of Utah Beach in France that shows the terrain of the area.
A scenic photo of Utah Beach in France that shows the terrain of the area.
National Commander Fang Wong at Utah Beach.
National Commander Fang Wong at Utah Beach.
National Commander Fang Wong and Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson and guests visit one of the war monuments at Utah Beach in France.
National Commander Fang Wong and Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson and guests visit one of the war monuments at Utah Beach in France.
National Commander Fang Wong meets with officials from France.
National Commander Fang Wong meets with officials from France.
National Commander Fang Wong meets with officials from France.
National Commander Fang Wong meets with officials from France.
National Commander Fang Wong, wife Barbara, Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson and husband, Terry,  meets with officials from France.
National Commander Fang Wong, wife Barbara, Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson and husband, Terry, meets with officials from France.
A scenic photo of Michel Castle in France.
A scenic photo of Michel Castle in France.
National Commander Fang Wong lays down a wreath during a D-Day Ceremony in France.
National Commander Fang Wong lays down a wreath during a D-Day Ceremony in France.
National Commander Fang Wong and Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson lay wreaths during a D-Day ceremony in France.
National Commander Fang Wong and Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson lay wreaths during a D-Day ceremony in France.
National Commander Fang Wong meets and speaks with a WWII veteran on D-Day in France.
National Commander Fang Wong meets and speaks with a WWII veteran on D-Day in France.
A street in Normandy, France.
A street in Normandy, France.
The interior of a scenic building in Normandy, France.
The interior of a scenic building in Normandy, France.
The entrance to the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
The entrance to the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong looks at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong looks at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong and Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson help raise the American Flag at the the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong and Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson help raise the American Flag at the the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
Onlookers at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France salute the American Flag as it's being raised.
Onlookers at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France salute the American Flag as it's being raised.
Teddy Roosevelt, Jr.'s memorial at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
Teddy Roosevelt, Jr.'s memorial at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong during D-Day ceremonies at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
National Commander Fang Wong during D-Day ceremonies at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
D-Day ceremonies at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
D-Day ceremonies at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
A fly-over during D-Day ceremonies at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.
A fly-over during D-Day ceremonies at the Normandy American Cemetary Memorial in Normandy, France.