David Smith

David A. Smith is author of Regnery History's The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II. He is a senior lecturer in American history at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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June 6, 1944: The Most Important Day of the Twentieth Century

On June 5, 1944, standing in his headquarters watching it rain, General Dwight Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, pulled out a pencil and scribbled a short note he hoped he wouldn’t have to use.