Dennis P. Klein grew up in Adams, a small town in western Massachusetts. He has spent the last twenty-five years residing in Roswell, Georgia. With a desire for aviation, Klein graduated from East Coast Aero Technical School in Lexington, Massachusetts, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. His career spanned thirty-eight years as a flight instructor, a corporate pilot, and as a crew member with Eastern Airlines. He retired after flying twenty-five years with Delta Airlines. Klein’s interest in Normandy began while flying trips to Europe approaching the northern coast of France.