Wade "Bud" Mohr was a Motormac on an LCT which got hung up during the initial landing - Bud saw the bloody foamy sea all day.
During my interview with Bud, he described it this way ""It was the damndest thing I ever saw...there were wounded men crying for help but there was no way anyone could get to them without being blown to pieces by shrapnel and gunfire too."
Then at night Bud had to swim out to cut the propellers free of wire and netting so the LCT could retreat.
Wade with his M-1 Rifle
Arrow points to Wade on his LCT 537 crossing the English Channel - sometime after D-Day.