During his speech in Normandy France today, President Obama made a special shout-out to Cape May resident and restaurant owner Harry Kulkowitz.
"Think of Harry Kulkowitz, the jewish son of Russian immigrants, who fudged his age at enlistment so he could join his friends in the fight. And don't worry, harry, the statute of limitations has expired. (laughter) Harry came ashore at utah beach on D-day. And now that he's come back, we said he could have anything he wants for lunch today- he helped liberate this coast after all. But he said a hamburger would do fine. (laughter) What's more American than that?" said President Obama.
In 1976, Harry became the innkeeper and restaurateur to The Mad Batter & Carroll Villa Hotel both located in Cape May, N.J., and his family still owns and operates both properties today.
Close friends of Harry's tell NBC40 that Mr. Kulkowitz and his son Mark go to Normandy, France every year to mark D-Day anniversary.
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