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11:58 PM Sat, Jan. 19th

Veteran saw 'hopeless' D-Day situations turn

CHINO VALLEY – Paratrooper Lewis Burns made his one and only jump into enemy terrain in France about 1 a.m. on D-Day.

Even though it was "total chaos," the air was full of flak and paratroopers of several nationalities, the fields were full of Germans, and they were several miles from their drop zone, members of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment managed to seize the lock at La Barquette over the Douve River.