James “Pee Wee” Martin signs a then-and-now picture collage of Erich Bessoir June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France

James "Pee Wee" Martin signs a then-and-now picture collage of Erich Bessoir June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France. Bessoir was a German World War II veteran of the Waffen-SS and motorcycle reconnaissance driver. The two war witnesses met to promote international friendships and understanding during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. (Credits: Alexander W. Riedel)

James “Pee Wee” Martin signs a then-and-now picture collage of Erich Bessoir June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France. Bessoir was a German World War II veteran of the Waffen-SS and motorcycle reconnaissance driver. The two war witnesses met to promote international friendships and understanding during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. (Credits: Alexander W. Riedel)