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A DC-3 flies over Normandy June 5, 2014 in Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont, France Giles Clarke—Getty Images

A 93-Year-Old Recreated His D-Day Parachute Jump

Jun 06, 2014

On June 5, 1944, one day before D-Day, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin parachuted into Europe with the U.S. 101st Airborne Division to take France back from the Nazis.

Exactly 70 years later, a spry Martin took a trans-Atlantic journey to recreate his jump.

"It didn't [compare to before]," Martin, 93, told CNN Thursday, "because there wasn't anybody shooting at me today."


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