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Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Digital Hairshirt: Because once is not enough . . .

The Digital Hairshirt: Because once is not enough . . .: This is Jim Martin. On June 6, 1944, Jim Martin was with the 101st Airborne and parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. Jim is 93 years old...



This is Jim Martin.

On June 6, 1944, Jim Martin was with the 101st Airborne and parachuted into Normandy on D-Day.

Jim is 93 years old.

And tomorrow . . . Jim is going to parachute - again - into Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first time he did it.  In the uniform you see him wearing.

Which begs the question - where did they find a set of fatigue pants to fit the enormous stones this man has?

God bless Jim.

God bless all the men who were there on that longest day.

2 comments:

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What an amazing hero! May we never forget the sacrifices made by so many on this day and may we never lose our understanding of the importance of remembering.

Bailey said...

Good for him. What an amazing story.