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World War II medic remembers Omaha Beach and its aftermath

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WENATCHEE — It’s been 70 years today since Harold Mehelich landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the nightmares have long since stopped.

“My wife used to poke me to wake me up,” Mehelich says. “I guess they were pretty bad. I used to wake up screaming.”

Mehelich, 90, says he can’t remember what the nightmares were about. He also says he can’t remember much of the gruesome death scene that he came across on the beach.

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