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93-year-old vet just recreated his D-Day parachute jump over Normandy

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This is just awesome. Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin, a 93-year-old WWII veteran paratrooper, just did the same jump out of a plane into Normandy that he did for D-Day 70 years ago when he was 23-years-old. But he says this jump was much easier because "there wasn't anybody shooting at me today."


During World War II, Martin was a private first class with the elite 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He wanted to make the jump again—for the 70th anniversary of D-Day—because he said there's no other 93-year-old guy in the unit who could do it. He'd do it for those we can't.

When asked about the experience about jumping out of a plane at 93, Martin told CNN:

"To tell you the truth, riding around in the plane is boring. It's when you get off the plane, that's when it gets exciting ... But there's no fear to it. It's just something you do."


Awesome. Check out pictures of his jump below:

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Aaron Davis

I love his attitude, he isn't afraid of the jump at all. He must have done a lot of jumps when he was younger.

They say some fears never leave you, I guess the same is true of a LACK of fear.