On that fateful day, when Operation Overlord commenced, and the Beaches were stormed not only Americans, but Canadians as well (Juno Beach), were in a maze on confusion full of mixed reactions to the first 2 hours upon landing. Only after losing life, were the beaches taken and secured from the big bad crazy baby eaters.
Moral of the story, when D-day 2:15 hits today, there will be massive confusion. Trade the 2:15-2:30 reaction, if your platform holds up, and you will be slaughtered. Try not to be a hero today, the first move is usually the head fake. Make it to the beach.