This 93 Year Old WWII Vet Jumps Into Normandy To Mark 70th Anniversary

93 year old WWII vet Jim “Pee Wee” jumps into Normandy the same way he did 70 years ago. The D-Day veteran, who served with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, went for it and took the leap again on Friday.

When asked how this jump compared to the one 70 years ago, Jim states:

It didn’t (compare),” Martin said, “because there wasn’t anybody shooting at me today.

Martin enjoyed coming back to Normandy to see the people he served with. He shuns any attention, his humility shining through. It was just duty, he says.

I am kind of humbled and embarrassed at the adulation because I don’t feel we did anything that we weren’t supposed to do or anything exceptional.

This incredible man is just one of many that our country was lucky enough to have fighting for it. They call it “The Greatest Generation” – and it’s a name they have more than earned.