Tom Rice just wanted to go back for more.
France during World War II, the Army veteran returned to Normandy for another jump.
“Woo-hoo!” the former paratrooper, now 97 years old, yelled after he landed on Wednesday. Carentan marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
“It went perfect, perfect jump,” Rice said Wednesday. “I feel great, I’d go up and do it all again.”
Rice, of San Diego, serving in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division 75 years ago When he was part of the paratrooper operation during D-Day, which aimed to disrupt the amphibious invasion on Normandy’s beaches.
Rice, who landed in the light of day in 2019 and without gear and weapons, jumped in the cover of darkness in 1944. He called the original, “the worst jump I ever had.”
“I got my left armpit caught in the lower left hand corner of the door so I swung out, came back and hit the side of the aircraft, swung out again and came back, and I just tried to straighten my arm and I got free, “he told The Associated Press.
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D-Day vets and the operation.