No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It IS the truly amazing story of how a pilot of a C-47 transport plane which dropped paratroopers on the morning of June 6, 1944; a paratrooper who jumped from that plane; and the C-47 itself, “Whiskey 7” were re-united on this 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. From the wonderful folks at NBC, who have been saluting the veterans of that famous day all this week:
I know I mentioned this in my previous post, but it is just too good a story to let slide with a mere mention. The video is only a few minutes long, but it tells a story spanning 70 years in the life of 3 great Americans. Enjoy!