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British WWII Vet Escapes Nursing Home, Heads To D-Day Anniversary Ceremonies

DDay Vet

A British veteran of World War II decided that nothing was going to keep him away from yesterday’s 70th Anniversary ceremonies in Normandy:

LONDON (AP) — An 89-year old World War II veteran who was reported missing from a nursing home in England has been found in Normandy after traveling to attend D-Day commemorations, police said Friday.

Bernard Jordan was last seen at The Pines home in Hove, southern England, on Thursday morning. Staff called police when he did not return that evening.

Sussex Police said Friday that another veteran later called to say he and Jordan were at a hotel in Ouistreham, France. Officers also spoke to Jordan and determined he was fine.

The force said Jordan left the home wearing his service medals and joined a group of veterans heading to France by bus.

Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp tweeted: “Veteran reported missing by care home who said he can’t go to Normandy for D-Day remembrance. We’ve found him there!”

Good for him!

H/T: John Cole

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  1. beth says:

    I hope he got to meet the Queen.

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  2. michael reynolds says:

    The nurses told him the same thing the Wehrmacht told him. Didn’t work in either case.

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