97 Year Old WWII Airborne Vet Makes Another D-Day Jump

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Tom Rice still has BIG STEEL you-know-whats!

source: Stars and Stripes

CARENTAN, France — No murderous hails of gunfire this time. No D-Day objective that had to be taken, whatever the cost. This time, 75 years almost to the hour after he parachuted into Nazi-occupied France, Tom Rice again found himself floating down through Normandy’s skies, now a grizzled 97-year-old thrilled as a little kid.

“Woo-hoo!” the ex-paratrooper yelped after hitting the ground, carrying the memories of comrades lost in battle and on a new mission — of remembrance this time — for the ever-shrinking numbers who sacrificed so much in World War II.

“I represent a whole generation …….. It went perfect, perfect jump……… I feel great. I’d go up and do it all again.”

Tom Rice
D-Day Vet, 101st Airborne

D Day Vet Makes another jump in Normandy

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