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Shot in the side, scaling 100-foot cliff, Toms River D-Day hero Bud Lomell focus of book

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER — A new book about Toms River resident and World War II hero Leonard G. “Bud” Lomell describes his actions on D-Day in Normandy, when Lomell and his Army Ranger platoon climbed the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to disable five big German guns.

Lomell, who died in 2011 at age 91, is profiled in author Stephen Gillon’s “Len Lomell — D-Day Hero,” a new book that features interviews with Lomell’s friend and Toms River Historian J. Mark Mutter, as well as relatives, former law partners and friends.

A book signing featuring Gillon is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Toms River American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Road.

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