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June 07, 2014

A Feel-Good D-Day Story [OregonMuse]

So Bernard Jordan, a British D-Day veteran, now a resident of a nursing home on the south coast of England, wanted to attend the commemoration ceremonies in Normandy, but was forbidden by the nursing home staff to do so. I don't know, maybe they thought he was too old and frail to make the trip, or something.

So Jordan did what any other captured and imprisoned soldier would do.

He made a break for it:

Bernard Jordan, 89, sneaked out of the home on England's south coast on Thursday after being told by staff he could not make the trip to Normandy. Donning his war medals, the Royal Navy veteran joined his former comrades on a coach and then a ferry to travel to France.

And hilarity ensued.

The plucky veteran even took time to get his picture taken with the crew of the ferry and the "Candy Girls," performers who were on board this week to entertain veterans with music of the 1940's.

Look at that great photo accompanying the article. I'm making him an honorary moron and awarding him a year of free AoSHQ Premium content.

God bless him.


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