IamA 92-Year-Old WWII Normandy/Battle of the Bulge Veteran, Half-Track Driver and War Photographer - ASK ME ANYTHING!
Hello, my name is Harry Snyder and I'm a 92-year-old WWII Veteran who fought during the invasion of Normandy, France. I was born and raised in Philadelphia and raised my family there until we moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania where my wife and I of 67 years still live today.
I was a half-track driver with the second battalion, a photographer, and I also ran the movie projectors in the war. I fought in Battle of the Bulge too.
I will be returning to France for the first time in 70 years this summer with the help of a film/video crew and my family. They will be documenting my return. They want to bring home the fact that each and every one of our WWII veterans is a hero (though I don't feel much like one). We have three days left for that and you can checkout the campaign and a video about myself and the project: indiegogo
Normandy: A World Apart Tells the story of Harry Snyder, a 92-Year-Old WWII Veteran, half-track driver, and photographer who will travel from his home in Philadelphia back to the shores of Omaha beach where he fought during the invasion of Normandy. We want to bring home the fact that each and every veteran of WWII is a hero no matter how large or small their involvement in the war was.
Please help us by supporting this project.
Feel free to ask me anything related to the war, photography, long time married life, and so on. You may ask about the project too, but I will reply primarily to the other questions as per the rules of the AMA guidelines.
My Proof: http://imgur.com/gallery/jhuJO Rachel, the assistant director is typing in my replies for me.
UPDATE: 6:09PM - I have a movie night that I must attend at my neighbors. It has been wonderful speaking with everyone. I would like to continue these discussion, but won't be able to answer questions again until tomorrow. I hope AMA is okay with this. :) To those who asked for photos Britt or Rachel will post them to you tonight.
UPDATE: 9:30PM - Thank you everyone for getting us to the front page of Reddit! We will reply tomorrow for sure! Be sure to checkout Normandy: A World Apart and our Indiegogo! http://indiegogo.com/projects/normandy-a-world-apart (ONLY 2 DAYS REMAIN!)
UPDATE:12:55AM - We will announce a reply time once we speak to Harry in the morning (EST). Keep the questions coming. :D
UPDATE: 12:04PM - June 19th, Harry would like to take a break today. So tomorrow we will answer questions beginning at noon.
UPDATE: NOON - June 20th, We're running a little late. Aiming for 1PM start time. Harry doesn't have wifi. :)
UPDATE: 1:41PM - June 20th, We're replying now. Harry's very excited.
UPDATE: July 2nd, We're going to periodically reply when possible to any/all remaining questions. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part! :D