Jacob Lawrence, "Life, Death, and Resurrection" (1955)
Jacob Lawrence, Life, Death, and Resurrection (1955)
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October 12, 2008:

Inside a German blockhouse, Normandy beach, June 6, 1944.

The ammunition is nearly gone. We've been firing directly into open-topped American landing craft, but now we're taking suppressive fire and rifle-fired grenades.

We're trying to get out, but the enemy are coming in. Soldiers with M-1s, a sergeant, with a Thompson submachine gun. Muzzle flashes, and I feel heat in my belly. Heat and wetness, and, although there is no pain, I fall forward into darkness.