Culver Woman's Daughter Honors D-Day Vets
June 12, 2014
Army Sgt. Angie Trejo stands on hallowed ground, as she and hundreds of other American service members are here commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion in 1944, that changed the course of World War II and history. “Honoring our history, securing our future” is the reason the American service members are here today.
Trejo, a member of 173rd Brigade Support Battalion from Vicenza, Italy, spent approximately one week in the Normandy region, participating in ceremonies and representing Americans who fought here 70 years ago.
"I am participating in the 70th Anniversary commemoration of D-Day as a member of the U.S. Army. I am extremely honored to be a part of such a significant event in history. I enlisted in the Army in 2008 and volunteered to be a paratrooper. I was previously stationed in Fayetteville, N.C. with the 82nd Airborne."
Soldiers such as Trejo remain indebted to the veterans whose service demonstrated the selfless actions of the “greatest generation.” That generation not only served to protect and defend our nation, but were part of a global force to defend peace and strengthen our ties with an emerging Alliance. The selfless actions by all allies on D-Day continue to resonate 70 years later as U.S. forces in Europe remain steadfast in our commitment to our European partners and NATO Allies.
Trejo is the daughter of Maria Contreras of Culver City.