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Fireworks erupt early Friday above the rebuilt Pegasus bridge, marking the time just after midnight when British glider-borne forces arrived to capture it on D-Day 70 years ago, in Benouville, France. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the Normandy coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history 70 years ago to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in the World War II. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Back to Normandy: U.S. D-Day paratrooper, 93, to jump again for anniversary

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CLEVELAND — Seventy years ago, Jim “Pee Wee” Martin parachuted into France, behind German enemy lines, ahead of the D-Day invasion.


This week, at the age of 93, the Ohio World War Two veteran is jumping into Normandy again to mark the anniversary of the June 6, 1944, sea-borne landings by Allied troops, although this time he will not be making the leap alone.

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