D-Day veteran who "broke out" to visit the 70th anniversary ceremonies has passed on. His story became news at the time, and he was "adopted" by a bunch of paratroops in Normandy. He seemed to have cut a wide swath:
When told by the media that it was being reported as the "Great Escape", he just laughed and drove on. What a man!
R.I.P. Bernard Jordan. Fair winds and following seas.
Hat tip: In the Middle of the Right.