YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- David Mann, a World War II veteran, will be visiting social studies classes at Lakeland High School in Yorktown on Thursday, March 3.
Mann went to war just days after his 18th birthday, not fully understanding what he was getting into. He said he was young, green, inexperienced and didn't even shave.
When he came back three years later, he said had seen horrendous battle, lost countless buddies and cheated death more than once. He did shave now he said he shaved carefully- around the scars.
Mann won a Purple Heart, survived the attack on D-Day, fought the Battle of the Bulge, and said he still gets a lump in his throat each time he sees the American flag.
Mann recently wrote a book called "What I Fought For: A WWII Veteran Remembers."
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