Watch This Veteran Fly In The Same WWII Plane He Jumped From On D-Day Videos

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Watch This Veteran Fly In The Same WWII Plane He Jumped From On D-Day

At 92 years old, World War II paratrooper Les Cruise is one of the last surviving veterans who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. His bravery on that fateful day in history helped contribute to the liberation of France and the ending of the war in Europe. However, Cruise’s remarkable life story is not just one of heroism, but family. Abandoned at age 7 and raised in an orphanage, he forged a close brotherhood with his fellow soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division. Nicknamed the “All Americans,” Cruise saw many of his friends killed in battle before being wounded himself and earning a Purple Heart. Today, Cruise returns to fly once again in the same WWII plane he jumped out of 72 years ago. Surrounded by his loving wife and family, this American hero reflects on a life full of family and blessings in this short film by 7 Wonders Cinema.

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