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D-Day Veteran who sneaked off to Normandy returns to Portsmouth
UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/07/2014 | Andy Dolan

Posted on 06/07/2014 11:34:10 AM PDT by DFG

The 89-year-old D-Day veteran who sneaked out of his care home to Normandy has returned to a hero's welcome and declared: 'I would do it again tomorrow.'

Hiding his war medals under a raincoat, Bernard Jordan told carers he was going for a walk before boarding a coach to France for the 70th anniversary - sparking a frantic missing person search.

The former Royal Navy officer arrived into Portsmouth on a cross-channel ferry this morning, where he said: 'I expect I will be in some trouble with the care home, but it was worth it.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dday; jordan; normandy; portsmouth
Title shortened from: 'I loved every minute... I'd do it again tomorrow!' 'Great Escaper' D-Day veteran, 89, who sneaked off from care home to go to 70th anniversary commemorations in Normandy returns to Portsmouth but says his trip 'meant the world' to him
1 posted on 06/07/2014 11:34:10 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

He deserves another medal.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 11:39:26 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: DFG
'I expect I will be in some trouble with the care home, but it was worth it.'

Kinda reminds me of the Marine Corps in the late 60's....."What are they gonna do?....send me to 'Nam?"

3 posted on 06/07/2014 11:42:50 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: DFG

I hope the Brits give him at least as enthusiastic a reception as Obama gave to Bergdahl.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 11:43:39 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: DFG

‘I expect I will be in some trouble with the care home,

Bread and Water for a month


5 posted on 06/07/2014 11:44:11 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: DFG




America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 06/07/2014 12:16:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: DFG

Indomitable bastard. When men were men..


7 posted on 06/07/2014 12:27:38 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: DFG
It is enjoyable and funny to encounter the difference in usages between England/Great Britain and here in the States. We say caretakers, they say carers, we say "going to the hospital" and they say "going to hospital." Lots of others but just echoes the "My Fair Lady" song "Why can't the English"

The Scotch and the Irish leave you close to tears.
There even are places where English completely
disappears. In America, they haven't used it for years!

As for this gallant gent, "Atten-Hut, Hand Salute!"

8 posted on 06/07/2014 12:52:27 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: DFG

What kind of jackasses would try to prevent him from going to this celebration in the first place? They’re the ones who should be investigated!


9 posted on 06/07/2014 1:09:37 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: sgtyork
"Indomitable bastard. When men were men.."

When men were men at 17 and 18 because they knew how to work and take responsibility; because they believed America (and UK)was worth the fight.

Now, they talk about our "children"in the military, and the children being on daddy and mommy's ins. til they are 26.

My husband was a Marine at 17 and would never have left his fellow marines to wander off and make a personal peace with the "poor abused" enemy.

Kudoos to this Brit. Thanks for the post.

vaudine

10 posted on 06/07/2014 1:14:31 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: molson209

Brit institutional food could be enough of a punishment. He deserves filet mignon and good cab vino.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 1:24:01 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: McGruff

You know, he was there to pay respect to those he fought beside. In real terms, I think you’re on to something there.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 2:03:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: molson209

No, when cold weather sets in they’ll leave his window open a crack and let the pneumonia take him.

This guy is awesome and there’s nothing bureaucrats hate more than awesome people who don’t do what they’re told.


13 posted on 06/07/2014 5:34:36 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: carriage_hill

send up some bhajis and vindaloo.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 7:52:50 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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