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    since yesterday I had been thinking how to commemorate the 75th D-Day anniversary here, now found it:
    97-Year-Old WWII Veteran Parachutes to Mark D-Day Anniversary https://www.military.com/daily-news...eteran-parachutes-mark-d-day-anniversary.html
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    Got pix of that!:)

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    U.S. World War II paratrooper veteran Tom Rice, 97 years-old who served with the 101st Airbone, jumps during a commemorative parachute jump over Carentan on the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, France, June 5, 2019. (Photo/Agencies)

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    U.S. World War II paratrooper veteran Tom Rice, 97 years-old who served with the 101st Airbone, reacts after a commemorative parachute jump over Carentan on the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, France, June 5, 2019. (Photo/Agencies)
     
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    if I ever have a grandkid, I'm going to tell him (or her LOL)
    • in 2001 (while in the US) I saw an interview with a US Army veteran, 100+ years old at that time, who'd seen action in WWOne in Europe under General Pershing
    • in 2019 I saw in TV a former US paratrooper, 97 years old, jumping again into Normandy ...

    the link to that TV report I've recently watched: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ww2-parachute-tom-rice/index.html
     
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    Jura, Here's links to many more very recent photos of Mr Tom Rice...

    https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5442...s-out-plane-recreate-his-d-day-parachute-drop

    https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5457542/liberty-march-parade

    https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5443...-recreate-his-d-day-parachute-drop-honor-75th

    https://www.dvidshub.net/search/?q=Tom+Rice&filter[type]=image&view=grid&sort=publishdate

    On an added note I have 22 grand children and two great grand children. No foolin'...
     
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