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Mortimer Caplin Featured in Library of Congress Veterans History Project

June 4, 2014, Library of Congress

Mortimer M. Caplin is among 18 veterans whose World War II stories are chronicled In the most recent installment of the Veterans History Project.  The Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.  On June 4, 2014, a video interview of Mr. Caplin was published by the Library of Congress.  "I always called us glorified traffic cops--we had to keep things moving," states Mr. Caplin in the interview.  For the full interview, please visit the Library of Congress' website.

Excerpt taken from the website.

"As a lawyer with a background in boxing and swimming, Lieutenant Senior Grade Mortimer Caplin brought a wide variety of skills to the Navy. After a stint doing investigative work at the Norfolk Navy Yards, he was assigned to the amphibious corps, and given a specialized role: that of beachmaster for the Normandy invasion. As such, he acted as a nexus between land and sea--coordinating the arrival of ships, clearing the beach of obstacles and debris (sometimes including the wounded), and generally orchestrating the ebb and flow of troops. Nights were spent in foxholes on the beach, dodging bombs dropped from German planes overhead. Following the invasion, he served as a legal officer in England, defending Navy enlisted men."

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