VIDEO: ‘Woo-hoo!’ At 97, D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy


At 97 years old, Tom Rice parachuted into Normandy, France, 75 years after he did it the first time as part of the D-Day invasion.

“Woo-hoo!,” the former paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division shouted as he hit the ground. “I feel great. I’d go up and do it all again.”

This jump went better than in 1944, which he calls “the worst I ever had.”

“I got my left armpit caught in the lower left hand corner of the door so I swung out, came back and hit the side of the aircraft, swung out again and came back, and I just tried to straighten my arm out and I got free,” he told The Associated Press.

Asked how his D-Day comrades would have felt about his jump, Rice told the AP, “They would love it.”