May 27, 2007
As America honors heroes who have fought and fallen for their nation, BILL MOYERS JOURNAL presents "D-Day Revisited," a special one-hour broadcast which follows a group of World War II veterans back to Europe to speak about their wartime experiences - some of them unlocking memories they had been keeping inside for nearly 50 years.
Find out when "D-Day Revisited" is playing in your area.
Featuring excerpts from the Bill Moyers' 1990 documentary FROM D-DAY TO THE RHINE, "D-Day Revisited" includes the latest information about the veterans featured in the film who talked with Bill Moyers about their memories, their values, and their commitment to America.
Paul Marable and his wife Betty still live in Waco, Texas. And they still sing in the community chorus. Paul says he can no longer sing bass but he does manage baritone. He's dropped out of the church choir after more than 50 years because he says he grew tired of looking at the back of the preacher's head.
Howard and Carolyn Randall have sold their Texas ranch and moved to California to be near their son in the Napa Valley. Howard's eyesight continues to deteriorate but he still drives an ATV around the property.
Max Lale died at his home in Fort Worth on April 22, 2006. He was 91. After publishing his memoirs he kept on writing articles and essays for historical journals. His wife Cissy reports that on the last day of his life he finished an article on a lush piece of Texas history. Just this spring Bill Moyers gave the first Max Lale lecture in their shared home town, Marshall, Texas.
A hush fell over the Texas House of Representatives on May 16,2005, when word came that Jose Lopez had died. The governor ordered flags flown at half mast in respect for the 94-year-old winner of the Medal of Honor. That January he had made his last trip to Washington to attend the second inauguration of George W. Bush. That same month during an interview he sang from memory a Spanish love song he had often crooned to his wife Emilia, who died a year earlier. Their son John said of his devoted and devout parents, "They're dancing up there now."