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Oct 22 / Rebecca I. Allen

Bob Rovan: World Warrior

ASU Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2007
June 6, 1944, D-Day. Petty Officer 3rd Class Bob Rovan, 18, was serving on the USS Thurston during the Normandy invasion. As an electrician’s mate, Rovan’s duties kept him aboard. However, when a good friend returned from Omaha Beach with his leg blown off — Rovan took his place on the next boat. Click for full story.

Bob Rovan (right) and a fellow sailor during World War II.
Bob Rovan (right) and a fellow sailor during World War II. (Photo courtesy Bob Rovan)