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80 Years Ago, National Guard Units Played Key Role in D-Day Landings
June 5, 2024
The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. Photo courtesy of Center of Military History.

Cal Guard's 40th ID honors WWII veteran on 105th birthday
April 28, 2020
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sam Sachs watches a parade from his front porch  during a celebration in honor of his 105th birthday in Lakewood, California, April 26, 2020. Sachs was an officer with the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, and landed his glider on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.