SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — People here in KELOLAND are honoring those involved in D-Day.
And one of the men who was a part of the invasion still lives right here in Sioux Falls.
KELOLAND’s Perry Groten spoke with Ken Salisbury, a World War II vet who flew over Normandy 75 years ago. He was a radio operator on board a cargo plane that flew troops and supplies into France in the hours and days after the original Normandy invasion.
He says he knew he was part of a historic military mission at the time. But he was so focused on what he was doing, he really didn’t have time to reflect upon the significance of D-Day, or the dangers he faced being on board the plane.
Silsbury is now 96. He’s never returned to Normandy since his days in the war.
Find out why he doesn’t consider himself a hero for what he did 75 years ago, Thursday on KELOLAND News.