Many of the soldiers were buried there, in France.
A retired Parisian police officer contacted Ann Snyder, an only child whose dad died 3,000 miles away from home.
He had bought a Bed and Breakfast just two clicks away from Omaha Beach, where Snyder’s father died.
He began helping the volunteers who take care of the American soldiers graves in France.
CBS 6 Mark Holmberg explains how his actions have changed this Henrico woman’s life. Just click on the video above.