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D-Day flag expected to go for over $100K at Dallas auction

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DALLAS (AP) -- The U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day is expected to sell for more than $100,000 at auction.

A statement from Heritage Auctions says the 48-star flag from the guide boat was being offered for sale on Sunday in Dallas.

D-Day marks June 6, 1944, the day during World War II that the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from the Nazis.

Heritage says the guide boat's skipper, Lt. Howard Vander Beek of Cedar Falls, Iowa, kept the flag up until his 2014 death. The person who is selling the flag acquired it last year when Vander Beek's family sold the historic item at an estate auction.

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