At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100

At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100

Posted: Updated:

GROESBEEK, Netherlands (AP) — Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100.

The American who caused a sensation in June by parachuting into Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings was at it again on Thursday.

This time, his landing zone was in the Netherlands.

Rice, strapped to a younger parachutist who steered the canopy, jumped as part of commemorations for massive airborne landings September 1944.

He described their jump as “perfect” and said: “I’m going to do it until I’m 100.”

Rice jumped with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division on D-Day.

Thursday’s jump with hundreds of parachutists was to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, a 1944 land-and-airborne thrust through the Netherlands.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Montana officials approve permanent fishing restrictions

    Montana officials approve permanent fishing restrictions

    Monday, October 21 2019 5:44 PM EDT2019-10-21 21:44:03 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials have approved permanent fishing restrictions to protect the animals during increased water temperatures. 

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials have approved permanent fishing restrictions to protect the animals during increased water temperatures. 

  • Lab-grown meat now has its own texture

    Lab-grown meat now has its own texture

    Monday, October 21 2019 5:18 PM EDT2019-10-21 21:18:06 GMT

    Researchers at Harvard have made an advancement in cell-based meat, they have grown rabbit and cow muscle cells on edible gelatin scaffolds that mimic the texture and consistency of meat, according to the Harvard Gazette.  

    Researchers at Harvard have made an advancement in cell-based meat, they have grown rabbit and cow muscle cells on edible gelatin scaffolds that mimic the texture and consistency of meat, according to the Harvard Gazette.  

  • Iowa fisherman catches record muskie in Minnesota

    Iowa fisherman catches record muskie in Minnesota

    Monday, October 21 2019 4:19 PM EDT2019-10-21 20:19:04 GMT

    There is a new record for the biggest muskie caught in Minnesota. 

    There is a new record for the biggest muskie caught in Minnesota. 

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 Frankly and RFDTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service , and Ad Choices .