In real life, it was a Catholic priest who saved Private Ryan…

Posted September 9, 2017 6:26 pm by Editor

In real life, it was a Catholic priest who saved Private Ryan…

Among those soldiers who landed behind German lines in Normandy on June 6, 1944 was the legendary chaplain of the unit, Fr. Francis L. Sampson (1912-1996). It was he (and not the character played by Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan), who days later was ordered by military authorities to find Fritz Niland, the real-life “Private Ryan…

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