Georgia Tech Living History, Atlanta, GA Video June 5, 2019, 3:02pm

Videos by Georgia Tech Living History in Atlanta. The Georgia Tech Living History Program was founded to collect, preserve, and present the history of The Institute through the stories of her people.

Remembering WWII and D-Day - Lt. Col. Robert Rice, IM 1949

Remembering WWII and D-Day

Living History has been fortunate to be able to interview many alumni who were members of the Greatest Generation. Forty-one of them are still with us. This week we will post a video clip from five of them-one each day. We hope you will tune in and listen to their stories and share them with others as we remember our dear veterans,

Lt. Col. Robert Rice, IM 1949, began his Army career in the Infantry in 1944, shortly after D-Day. When he and his Unit hit the French beach, they numbered 165 men; four days later only 20 were alive. He clearly remembers they were in combat 300 consecutive days enduring the Battle of the Bulge and fighting on into Germany. He was in Berlin on V-E Day. He returned to Tech on the GI Bill and decided on a career in the Military where he served for 27 years. Upon retirement, he took a job with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and became the Executive Director in 1977, a position he held until 1985 when he retired. Today, he lives in a small town in Maine.

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