Tom Rice, a 97-year-old WII veteran of the US Army's 101st Airborne Division, replicated his jump three-quarters of a century later during Wednesday's D-Day commemorative events. "I decided to honor those who didn’t come back, who were wounded, who walked away from it, who are deceased. Those are the guys who are the heroes,” Rice said on his decision to take part in the event.
Rice told CNN before the jump he was not nervous about replicating his feat. "They’re not shooting at us this time," he joked. "It’s much safer. And I’m going for the ride, it’ll be a lot of fun." (📸: Ludovic Marin and Bertrabd Guay/Getty Images)
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