Visiting D-Day Beaches Can Be a Moving Experience

D-Day soldiers Omaha Beach

Our historian Kevin Hymel has been a popular historian with Stephen Ambrose D-Day Tours for more than 10 years. Kevin, who leads our D-Day to the Rhine and Operation Overlord Tours, like all of our historians, is a leader in his field and published author.

He was the Research Director for WWII History, WWII History Quarterly, and Military Heritage magazines, and has written an astounding number of articles for each publication.

Kevin Hymel’s article, “Visiting World-famous D-Day Beaches Can Be a Moving Experience,” which appeared in Military Heritage magazine, makes the case for why our D-Day Tour is a must on your bucket list.

As Kevin noted in the article:

“For many WWII enthusiasts, an ordinary beach vacation just doesn’t cut it. They’d rather visit the D-Day beaches that they’ve spent years reading about, soaking up the atmosphere and appreciating the sacrifices made by so many to make the D-Day invasion possible.

Military Heritage magazine contributor Kevin M. Hymel has good advice for those wishing to follow in the footsteps of the brave men who stormed those beaches, from Omaha Beach to Utah to Juno to Sword. Here are some ideas for travelers:”

Read the entire article!

More about Historian Kevin Hymel

Kevin is the historian for the United States Air Force Chaplain Corps and previously served as a historian at the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He has appeared in numerous documentaries on the History Channel and American Heroes Channel.

Kevin is the historian for the In Patton’s Footsteps Tour offered by Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours, and fittingly, the author of Patton’s Photographs: War as He Saw It.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree from LaSalle University and Master’s Degree from Villanova University, both in History.