Clemson alumnus broadcast eyewitness account of D-Day

By Ken Scar
Clemson News

CLEMSON — June 6, 2024, marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day landings along the Normandy coast during World War II. Lifelong Tiger and reporter Wright Bryan made history that day, too, by broadcasting “the first hour” of his eyewitness account.

Did you know the first voice America heard from the frontlines on D-Day belonged to a Clemson man?

Wright Bryan was a distinguished journalist, University administrator and historian whose love for Clemson spanned his entire life. A 1926 graduate, Bryan literally grew up on the Clemson campus. His father, Arthur Buist Bryan, enrolled in Clemson in 1890 (one year after the

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