For 70 years, Frank DeVita never talked about his experiences during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. For the first time, the 94-year-old Brooklyn native talks about his experiences in this video produced by the Knights of Columbus.
Having seen most of his fellow soldiers die at Normandy, DeVita says, â€œGod was watching over me. People think Iâ€™m a hero, but Iâ€™m not a hero â€” Iâ€™m a survivor.â€
When he returned home, he made a decision that changed the course of the rest of his life. He joined the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization devoted to serving others and spreading the Gospel.
â€œI didnâ€™t know what to do. Iâ€™m a religious person, I believe in God. I pray every morning and I pray every night. You leave war. War never leaves you. I decided I was going to join the Knights. It was the best decision I ever made. We help people. We feed the poor. We go to hospitals, we talk to people. Itâ€™s a giving organization. I get a lot of of the Knights â€“they give more than I give.â€
Watch his story here: