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Could there be a better way to celebrate your scOre? Imagine being able to stack up all the achievements and fears that encapsulate a life that has been filled with harrowing death-defying experiences and the blessing to not only survive and thrive, but actually return at 97-years-old to reaffirm a historic conquest – and not just for himself – but above all, in the name of the brave soldiers who fought with you side-by-side on a fateful day that effectively turned the page of history in the name of freedom.

D-Day veteran Tom Rice, 97, of San Diego, CA did just that by helping commemorate the invasion of Normandy during World War II by Allied troops by parachuting onto the beach while thousands watched. As an one of the many soldiers who jumped, Tom decided to participate in the historic air invasion on a Normandy beach again, 75 years after he first hit the beach. 

Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of D Day which occurred on June 6, 1944 when the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France with a huge force of over 150,000 soldiers who emerged victorious becoming the turning point for World War II in Europe.

In the end, Tom Rice gives it up, releases his scOre, and with a tone of reverence and gratitude he closes: “I honor those who didn’t come back, who were wounded, who walked away from it, whom are deceased…THOSE guys are the heroes.” 
Photo credit: REUTERS/Pascal Rossigno

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