Each June, it’s clearly the best time to read or reread a befitting story of a dearly departed D-day veteran

Tulsan George Thomas’ late parents, Lieutenant Russell and Christiane Thomas who met in France August 1945 immediately following WWII.

Friends: 75 years ago…many American “GI” soldiers (including George Thomas’ late father) departed from England on a perilous journey across the English Channel to participate in a major assault on the beaches of Normandy, France which we now recognize as D-Day on June 6, 1944.


In the attached (link) is a 2005 article named “For Men Only” published by Esquire magazine which includes the story about how (his) late father, Lieutenant Russell Thomas found a creative and unique way to serve his country immediately after arriving in Normandy, France on D-Day.


I hope you enjoy it.
—George Thomas


Faites attention! In George’s opinion, this article is actually a short book and a long read which you might want to print out. Reference: Esquire June 2005

Each June, it’s clearly the best time to read or reread a befitting story of this dearly departed D-day veteran whose life and whose marriage truly touched many lives of Tulsans as they both helped in forming what is today’s Alliance Française de Tulsa. We wish to express our continued gratitude to their son, George Thomas, and Esquire magazine for sharing the story.

This is a cherished archive, one of several, we are honored to share from our AF historical records.


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