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Bob Slaughter’s copy of General Eisenhower’s general order of the day for D-Day.
Order of the Day

    Back in 1944, a 19-year-old sergeant from Roanoke knew he was part of something huge and the piece of paper in his hands was going to be historic.

    The sergeant was Bob Slaughter and the piece of paper was his copy of General Dwight Eisenhower’s Order of the Day for D-Day. While he and the other men of his company were waiting to board landing craft, Slaughter took it around and asked them to sign it. The paper bears the signatures of 75 of those men on the front and back.

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