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Spanish Daily Journal
     June 5, 2019      #43-156 sdj 0
 
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Herscher High School graduate Steven Fief, right, sits next the retired Army Lt Col. David Accetta at a World War II Heritage Days event in April.
Herscher grad taking part in D-Day events 

KANKAKEE — Many have a fear of heights. Not Steven Fief, who relishes soaring in the sky.

Fief, a 1999 graduate of Herscher High School, jumps out of planes as a parachute rigger in the Army. And he likes to dive out of aircrafts on his own time as well.

This week, he is taking part in the events surrounding the 75th anniversary of D-Day, in which the Allies launched their campaign to take back Europe from Germany on June 6, 1944.

Over the new few days, Fief will jump out of World War II aircraft to commemorate D-Day. But he and others will stay grounded on Thursday, while French ...

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U.S. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, left. gives the order of the day to paratroopers in England prior to boarding their planes to participate in the first assault of the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. A dwindling number of D-Day veterans are on hand on Normandy this week, where international leaders