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The Washington Post Features Mortimer Caplin to Mark 70th Anniversary of D-Day
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The Washington Post Features Mortimer Caplin to Mark 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Date: 6/6/2014

Caplin & Drysdale's Founding Member, Mortimer M. Caplin, was featured in The Washington Post Metro Section to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.  At the time, Lieutenant Caplin was commander of a U.S. Navy Beach Party that served as the communications and physical link between ships at sea and the beach during the allied invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.  He was awarded the French Legion of Honor medal for his contributions during the Battle of Normandy, and also played a vital role in coordinating the traffic of troops, supplies, ammunition, casualties and prisoners. 

After the war, Mr. Caplin returned to his law practice and law professorship at the University of Virginia. He reentered public service in the 1960's as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.  In 1964, Mr. Caplin launched Caplin & Drysdale, a 70-attorney law firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City which celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2014.

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