Skip to comments.D-Day Veteran who sneaked off to Normandy returns to Portsmouth
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.'
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He deserves another medal.
Kinda reminds me of the Marine Corps in the late 60's....."What are they gonna do?....send me to 'Nam?"
I hope the Brits give him at least as enthusiastic a reception as Obama gave to Bergdahl.
‘I expect I will be in some trouble with the care home,
Bread and Water for a month
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Indomitable bastard. When men were men..
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!"
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!
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.
Brit institutional food could be enough of a punishment. He deserves filet mignon and good cab vino.
You know, he was there to pay respect to those he fought beside. In real terms, I think you’re on to something there.
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.
send up some bhajis and vindaloo.
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