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California City resident and World War II veteran Henry Ochsner has died

Posted at 9:05 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 12:33:18-04

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. — California City resident Henry Ochsner, a member of the 101st Airborne in World War II, has died.

Ochsner, a paratrooper with the Army's famed Easy Company landed behind enemy lines on D-Day in support of the Normandy invasion. Henry was featured in A Veterans Voice talking about his trek across Europe and the battles that ensued. He was part of a group that liberated a concentration camp and ended up at Hitler's famed Eagles Nest mountain top retreat.

Henry fell at his home in June and suffered a broken bone. During an examination, doctors found a tumor in his colon. Henry Ochsner was 96 years old.