Corrosion consultant and Commando;
Born: May 3, 1921; Died May 23, 2012.
Tom Duncan, who has died aged 91, summed up the spirit of his fellow Green Berets in one unforgettable snapshot of D-Day.
Amid the thunder of guns, the screams of the wounded and the spent lives already littering the sands, he had made it safely to a marshy escarpment just off the beachhead to be greeted by his legendary Commando leader, Colonel Peter Young, DSO and MC.A fearless veteran of countless raids, he flashed him his famous smile and said, with typically British understatement: "Glad you came along Duncan."
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