This is one of only eleven shots that survived of the four rolls he shot on the beach that day due to a major processing mishap at the photo lab. The soldiers that landed on the beach that day are all hero's -- the world would likely be a very different place right now if it were not for their efforts -- but war photographers like Robert Capa are often overlooked when it comes to being given credit for their heroic efforts. They risk and sometimes even give their life to share with others how horrible war can be when they don't have to. It's a very sincere effort on their part to prevent the very thing they are photographing from happening in the future. Thank God that there has yet to be a World War III - and while you're at it -- thank photographers like Robert Capa, too.
Don't ever underestimate the power of a photo.