One World War II veteran brings the Normandy invasion to life with his 'D-Day in a box' by The World published on 2014/06/06 21:10:22 +0000 70 years ago today, news of the massive D-Day invasion of Normandy first came from Germany. Charles “Bud” Dasey of Winthrop, Massachusetts, was one of the sailors sent to Normandy. Dasey was a gunner’s mate, second class. His ship, LST-344, was loaded down with Sherman tanks, ambulances, jeeps and men. Now 70 years later, he still vividly remembers how the invasion unfolded.