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World War II D-Day paratrooper Jim Martin - of the 101st Airborne Division - makes jump at 89


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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:49 PM

Don't know if this was posted but I have not seen it here.....

"Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1944, the start of D-Day, U.S. Army paratrooper Jim Martin made his first WWII combat jump. He and his fellow soldiers in the "Screaming Eagles" 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, jumped behind German lines from a C-47 transport. On July 11, 2010, Martin made what he called his final parachute jump from a small white Beech 18, flying at 12,500 feet in the air at SkyDive Greene County Inc. Airport. Asked how his jump differed from that the D-Day jump, he said, "Nobody's shooting at me. It was much more fun than having tracers coming down all around."

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