Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

May 28, 2004

Merle Werner, 91, believed to have been the last surviving journalist who accompanied the Allied invasion on D-Day and filed one of the first reports from the beach at Normandy, died May 19 in Falls Church, Va.

Mr. Werner, working for United Press, crossed the English Channel with the 9th Air Force Engineers, waded through 100 yards of hip-deep water with his portable typewriter to Utah Beach, and wrote his first report from a foxhole that evening.

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