In commemoration of D-Day, Bob Zonneville—the recipient of two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart—shared his experiences from World War II with us.

We wanted to share them with you, as well.

In addition to being injured twice during his 21 months of combat, he also helped liberate the concentration camp in Treblinka—all this before he turned 21.

However, the hardships of combat haven’t hardened Zonneville’s heart. He speaks with compassion, and it was an honor to glean a fraction of the wisdom he has acquired in his life.

We hope you enjoy listening to Zonneville as much as we did.

By the way, if you enjoy military history, you may enjoy our Major Battles of World War II series. Our own Dr. John Foster—who, in addition to being a librarian, also has a doctorate degree in history—has discussed Stalingrad and the origins of the German Final Solution.

Our World War II series continues in August with The Battle of the Bulge.