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You choose the German on the left and open fire. The other soldiers miss their targets and all of a sudden you are pinned down by heavy German counterfire. The German on the right appears to be leading the counterattack and you curse your luck. Two soldiers on either side of you are hit and stop moving.

A few minutes pass by and the Able attack seems to pass push the Germans back. You are relieved, barely escaping death from a vicious German machine gun, and stand up to cross the bridge when a sniper's shot rings out and you are struck in the chest.

Corporal Rich Watkins was highly unlucky and did not survive beyond D-Day. There will be no coming home party for him and he will be buried in some unmarked European grave. In war you need to be more lucky than good and however good Rich Watkins was, he was just too unlucky.

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