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on Omaha Beach

Wilbur B. Carr, 91; WWII Vet Invaded Via Omaha Beach

IN MEMORIAM: Wilbur B. Carr, 91;

WWII Vet Invaded Via Omaha Beach

ONEONTA – Wilbur B. Carr, 91, SUNY Oneonta’s chief custodian and a World War II veteran who participated in the Normandy invasion, passed away quietly on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Bassett Hospital.  He had been living at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing.

He was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Cooperstown, the son of the late David M. and Martha (Baumes) Carr.
During World War II, he entered France via Omaha Beach in August 1944, and  awarded France’s Legion of Honor in 2015.

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