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Grant Gullickson and his wife, Celia, are shown in a recent photo.

D-Day survivor: Taylor native Gullickson describes harrowing rescue from Atlantic; will lay wreath in Normandy where ship went down

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Taylor native Grant (Gully) Gullickson had to swim for his life in the North Atlantic Ocean after his ship, the USS Corry, was hit by artillery fire during the invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

Seventy years later, Gullickson was selected to lay a wreath at the site of where the destroyer went down during the epic World War II battle at Normandy on what would be termed D-Day.

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