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Watch: 97-year-old WWII paratrooper commemorates D-Day with 75th anniversary jump


"I feel great. I'd go up and do it all again."

Image source: CBS Evening News/Twitter screenshot

In June 1944, Tom Rice jumped out of an airplane over hostile, Nazi-occupied territory in Normandy, France, as boats filled with his fellow Americans and other allies made their way for the planned amphibious landing on the region's beaches as part of Operation Neptune.

Now, 75 years later in June 2019, at the age of 97, Rice jumped out of a plane into Normandy again, but nobody was shooting at him this time and it wasn't dark outside.

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