97-Year-Old American Parachutes for Second Time in France 75 Years Since He Last Did It on D-Day
A 97 year old former US paratrooper who last landed in France 75 years ago today on the US invasion on D-Day, did it again. He parachuted saying about his most recent jump – “They weren’t shooting at me”.
From 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
The old man is tough – he handled well what looked like a rough landing.
— TIME (@TIME) June 5, 2019