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I was going to say, this wasn’t yesterday, he did a jump in June for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. But it looks like be did it again 7 days ago. Badass.


anarchistica

That's nuts. > [He described their jump as “perfect” and said: “I’m going to do it until I’m 100.”](https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/19/tom-rice-d-day-veteran-jumps-again-eyes-parachuting-age-100/2373137001/) Yup, bonkers. :)


Tunguksa

Jumping at 100.... the most **BADASS** thing possible


djernie

yes, during Operation Falcon Leap, some more info and a recap video can be found here: [https://www.defensie.nl/onderwerpen/falcon-leap/nieuws/2019/09/20/ambassadeurs-springen-ter-nagedachtenis-aan-market-garden-video](https://www.defensie.nl/onderwerpen/falcon-leap/nieuws/2019/09/20/ambassadeurs-springen-ter-nagedachtenis-aan-market-garden-video) (sorry Dutch only, please use Google Translate)


JMCMXCVI

Looks hard as fuck


superanth

I get the feeling he was one of those guys who missed the landing zone during D-Day and ended up capturing a whole platoon of Germans all by himself. 🇺🇸


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Otherwise known as one hard-charging motherfucker♠️


Sausagedogknows

Armed only with his spare socks and 2 sticks of chewing gum!


Real_Clever_Username

Don't forget a pack of luckys


SexBeerRum

Why would that be your ''feeling'', is this your brain on Hollywood/videogames and you need to envision the lone superhero soldier leading the charge at 18? Are the average <20 year olds led into combat by their superiors and dying by the tens of thousands any lesser?


ThatRealBiggieCheese

No he just kinda looks like Clint Eastwood


SexBeerRum

So. Your brain on Hollywood, thanks for providing the point.


ThatRealBiggieCheese

Bruh


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## bruh 🤣🤣🙌😫😝🤤


FlaerZz

Fucking hate this bot because of the emojis


sgtfuzzle17

Interesting username considering you’re probably never invited to parties.


[deleted]

This dude is the Reddit embodiment of /r/justbootthings


SexBeerRum

I agree, this dude fantasizing about this old man ''capturing a whole platoon of Germans all by himself'' is a bit much.


baconator369

Don't you get that he's talking about you?


menich

You’re boot! He’s not boot, you are boot!


sunsethacker

AAAAHHHHHHHXXXKKKKKKKUUUUAALLY


razeal113

Things like the above do happen sometimes in war , two examples > The Story Of Sgt. York, The Man Who Killed Or Captured More Than 100 Germans In A Single WWI Battle https://taskandpurpose.com/sgt-york-heroics-wwi > Major earned his first DCM in World War II in 1945 when he single-handedly liberated the city of Zwolle from German army occupation https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A9o_Major


superanth

Let’s not forget Audie Murphy, the guy who not only won the congressional Medal of Honor for bravery, but also played *himself* in his biographical film. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy


dartmaster666

It's just the Medal of Honor and you don't win it, you receive it. It's not a contest. Lines from a movie maybe, but still true.


uberbob102000

You must be fun. Jesus christ dude.


crash_over-ride

I saw him in Normandy. He jumped into Normandy over the 82nd AB DZ. I missed it because I was watching the British jump near Caen, which occurred at the same time. I did see a British vet jump. I ran into Thom later when he stopped by my bnb, at a former German gun battery and home to re-enactment camp. He was coming up the stairs as I was going down, sadly I didn't quite know who he was and wasn't able to talk to him.


djernie

Since the liberation started now exactly 75 years ago, the coming year will be full of all kinds of memorials and festivities throughout the entire Europe continent. Can’t possibly visit them all sadly


crash_over-ride

I visited the Netherlands in 2015 for the liberation celebration, but im already doing Normandy andBastogne for the celebrations this year.


SirNedKingOfGila

You say over the 82nds DZ... was he not 82nd?


crash_over-ride

I think he was. The years I've been there there is always a big parachute drop near Ste-Mere-Eglise typically performed by paratroopers from the US military as well as other countries. SME would be the 82nd area of ops. I do believe this is where Thom Rice jumped, I'm annoyed I missed it (not that the British drop wasn't neat).


WingedSword_

"Rick this equipment has been sitting for almost a century" "Don't worry, it was built to last" "Some of my stitches are coming undone" "You'll live"


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lyonellaughingstorm

A rusty bayonet? His weekend pass is revoked.


kiritoAsunaJotaro

Can't escape the Sobel.


sebastian-65

Yeah, Sobel is a genius.


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CURAHEE!!!!!


irwinner

three miles up, three miles down!


[deleted]

We fall upon the risers, we fall upon the grass...


BestFriendVenom

We never land upon our feet we always hit our ass


KingGeorgeTheNerd

The body ages, but the eyes of a veteran never change.


Iliyan61

he looks like a hard motherfucker who’d also be an awesome grandad and give the parents shit.


[deleted]

>the WWII Germans lol


djernie

Germans today are NATO allies


[deleted]

If only there was some sort of catchy term to describe the regime of that era


reddit08080

The Hitlery boys.


emu_unit_01

Just say Germans, most people on this subreddit aren't stupid enough to not connect the dots op


PATRIOT2121

This guy fucks


AirFell85

Fucking bad ass.


Full_metal_pants077

Hard as fuck.


Spcbrokenknee

GERONIMO!


JulianZ88

“Wars come and go but soldiers stay eternal”


TxDuctTape

THE Greatest Generation.


tricheboars

Anyone think the guy walking with him kinda looks like Kevin Costner?


Suspect-k

I thought it was Bruce Willis when he still had hair.


Zeestars

Me too


metalbill64

Market Garden was fubar. Awesome that he was able to jump again


KylesHandles

What a fucking badass.


icedragon71

Look at that face! He might need a bit of elbow support at 98,but that's the face of a man you don't want to mess with now,let alone back then.


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Gory Gory Gory what a hell of way to die!!! ​ [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWgsdexkv18&list=PLY0vEwAmhKQvz9TjkLj2RMajJwnDjLdHy&index=8&t=0s](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWgsdexkv18&list=PLY0vEwAmhKQvz9TjkLj2RMajJwnDjLdHy&index=8&t=0s)


ShelbyV666

I can't dismount a Humvee without feeling like my knees are about to explode, but this dude's 98 and jumping out of planes? That's a hard motherfucker right there.


JudoJLC

r/humansaremetal r/iamactuallyverybadass


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Zeestars

*great great great granddaughter His granddaughter could be 60 yrs old


plznokek

Top man, still steely as fuck.


CortlenC

This is so cool. What a joy.


[deleted]

I thought he was one of the first Ghostbusters.


comanche_six

Was it static line, solo free fall or tandem this time?


full_moon_blanket

This man gives me hope. Respect!!


anynamesleft

In related news I fell down in the shower and had to take a day off of work and will soon be expected to head on up to HR and explain how come I don't have a doctor's excuse and how come I didn't go to the doctor and how come I don't have insurance, and how come I didn't sign up for the insurance my company provides, and how come I'd prefer to eat and have me a roof as opposed to having me insurance and a doctor, and how come some people end up shooting up their places of work. (that last bit's a bit of hyperbole, I don't even shoot up dope)


Habergeiss

how much would be insurance?


cleaner70001

The greatest generation


CleanShiftinTrash

Video or it didn’t happen.


djernie

Well, there is a LOT of footage to be found, open YouTube and search “Falcon Leap” or try “Airborne Ede”


Ben1860ger

Madlad greetings from Germany


Frager52

RESPECT


[deleted]

I looked at this pic and my lifetime supply of salt had been replenished and my eyes burn just looking at this hardcharger.


Ih8Hondas

Looks like he's about to give the photographer the same treatment he gave the Nazis back in the day.