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World War II Vet Escapes Nursing Home To Attend D-Day Memorial

World War II Vet Escapes Nursing Home To Attend D-Day Memorial

An 89-year old World War II veteran really wanted to go to the D-Day commemorations in Normandy, but the nursing home where he lived in England wouldn't let him go.

Can't keep a good soldier down.

The staff called police when they discovered he was missing.   

You know where he went.

Sussex police talked with him by phone and determined he was fine.

The Police say he'd left the home wearing his service medals and joined a group of veterans heading to France by bus.

(Photo: LEON NEAL / GETTY)

 

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