Tom Rice, a 97-year-old American, parachuted in France 75 years after first doing it in France during the United States invasion on D-Day. About his most recent jump Rice said, “They weren’t shooting at me.”
Per CBS News:
Tom Rice, 97, has been to Normandy before, but the reception then was a lot less welcoming. Seventy-five years ago, he was part of the vanguard of the, and he was among the 18,000 paratroopers who would be dropped behind enemy lines.
Their job was to prevent German reinforcements from reaching the front as the main invasion force stormed the beaches.
This 97-year-old World War II veteran jumped out of a plane to recreate his D-Day parachute drop: https://t.co/Af3eor2Qfy
— CNN (@CNN) June 6, 2019
Tom Rice sure is a tough old man. It looked like a very rough landing but he handled it very well.
— TIME (@TIME) June 5, 2019
This man is a hero. Thank you to all of the men and women who gave and risked it all to give us the freedom we have today.
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