Airborne veteran James “Pee Wee” Martin, left, shares his experience of his parachute landing during D-Day with Erich Bessoir, a former German Waffen-SS soldier,

Airborne veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin, left, shares his experience of his parachute landing during D-Day with Erich Bessoir, a former German Waffen-SS soldier, while amateur historian Bert Brimks translates June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France. The veterans and former enemies, spent the evening together, exchanging experiences and memories of their fight in Normandy, in 1944. (Credits: Alexander W. Riedel)

Airborne veteran James “Pee Wee” Martin, left, shares his experience of his parachute landing during D-Day with Erich Bessoir, a former German Waffen-SS soldier, while amateur historian Bert Brimks translates June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France. The veterans and former enemies, spent the evening together, exchanging experiences and memories of their fight in Normandy, in 1944. (Credits: Alexander W. Riedel)