James “Pee Wee” Martin, left, poses for a photo with Erich Bessoir June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France

James "Pee Wee" Martin, left, poses for a photo with Erich Bessoir June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France. Martin met Bessoir, a German World War II veteran of the Waffen-SS, to promote understanding of former enemies and progressing international friendships during the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. (Credits: Alexander W. Riedel)

James “Pee Wee” Martin, left, poses for a photo with Erich Bessoir June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France. Martin met Bessoir, a German World War II veteran of the Waffen-SS, to promote understanding of former enemies and progressing international friendships during the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. (Credits: Alexander W. Riedel)