Remembering the lighter side of war

William (Willie) McGregor, 94, was a front line medic during the Second World War. Here, in April, he gathers with Jason G. Antonio in the community of Arromanche, France, one of five landing beaches during D-Day on June 6, 1944. McGregor came ashore at Juno Beach on June 9. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

The water in the English Channel was choppy as William (Willie) McGregor prepared to land on Juno Beach and begin his work as a medic. “I have a memory of landing, but after that, very little,” he recalled in April during our pilgrimage of remembrance in Europe. “I remember sitting…