"The Army still wants no part of it," said Richard Mandich,
Return To Normandy Association president. "But the French
government gave us the OK to jump on June 7, so that’s what
we are going to do. I have to admit it makes us feel like
second-class citizens. It’s our last chance to make this
statement. I don’t think we’ll be doing this jump on
the 70th anniversary of D-Day."
Source: Richard Mandich, Return To Normandy
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had hoped to parachute into Ste. Mere Eglise to mark the 60th
anniversary of the D-Day invasion later this week. The Army,
however, worried that the oldsters are too fragile for such a feat,
has refused to grant them permission for the drop. So, they went
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