Corveses meet Tom Brokaw on return to Normandy

Corveses meet Tom Brokaw on return to Normandy

Smithfield resident Ernie Corvese, 88, left, marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day earlier this month, when he returned to Normandy’s Omaha Beach for the first time since he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was accompanied by his wife of 63 years, Dolores, and Tom Brokaw, who interviewed Corvese for a segment on “NBC Nightly News.” The trip was made possible by Wish of a Lifetime, a Denver-based wish-granting organization for seniors.