Never forget D-Day. See also the veteran who at age 97 (!) re-enacts his parachute jump with the 101st Airborne Division 75 years ago: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/06/05/d-day-101st-airborne-veteran-parachutes-normandy/1356323001/
Grandpa Carl’s first visit to France began with the emergency bail-out signal. His plane had been hit by flack and the pilots could not keep it in the air (it was sort of on fire.) Windy, loud, dark, and dangerous was his impression of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He landed in a hedgerow, upside-down. Not the best way to begin an all expenses paid walking tour of western Europe.
He said he was lucky – he wasn’t in one of the gliders or in a tank. Tanks attracted unwanted attention.
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