Veteran Disappears From Nursing Home, Turns Up In Normandy.

Veteran Disappears From Nursing Home, Turns Up In Normandy.

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    Veteran Disappears From Nursing Home, Turns Up In Normandy.

    LONDON -- An 89-year old World War II veteran who was reported missing from a nursing home in England has been found in Normandy after travelling to attend D-Day commemorations, police said Friday.

    Bernard Jordan was last seen at The Pines home in Hove, southern England, on Thursday morning. Staff called police when he did not return that evening.

    Sussex Police said Friday that another veteran later called to say he and Jordan were at a hotel in Ouistreham, France. Officers also spoke to Jordan and determined he was fine.

    The force said Jordan left the home wearing his service medals and joined a group of veterans heading to France by bus.

    Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp tweeted: "Veteran reported missing by care home who said he can't go to Normandy for D-Day remembrance. We've found him there!"

    The home denied it had banned Jordan, a Royal Navy veteran and former mayor of Hove, from going to the commemorations.

    "In fact, staff at the home tried to get Mr. Jordan onto an accredited tour with the Royal British Legion but, due to the last-minute nature of the request, this was not possible," chief executive Peter Curtis said in a statement.

    "Mr. Jordan was reported missing to the police yesterday evening as a matter of caution, because he did not return from his normal trip to town and when he left had not told us he was still intent on trying to get to Normandy."

    Police said in a statement that Jordan's friends "are going to ensure he gets back to Hove safely over the next couple of days after the D-Day celebrations finish."

    Read more: British WWII veteran reported missing from nursing home found at D-Day events in Normandy | CTV News
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post

    "In fact, staff at the home tried to get Mr. Jordan onto an accredited tour with the Royal British Legion but, due to the last-minute nature of the request, this was not possible," chief executive Peter Curtis said in a statement.


    That's when a member of the nursing home staff should be stepping up to make sure that Mr. Jordan made it to the ceremony - accredited tour or not, official tour or not - Mr. Jordan has earned the right to attend. A debt is owed by each and every citizen of each modern Western democracy. The onus is on us to make good on that debt when an opportunity presents itself.

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    This is a truly heart warming story. That man has a sense of duty to his fallen comrades that we should all take a lesson from.
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    He made it through D day he will be hard to stop.
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    Hitler told him he couldn't go to Normandy, either...

    I don't think I'd try to tell any of these gentlemen they couldn't go somewhere. They obviously are used to going places come heck or high water...
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    Well done, Mr. Jordan. You taught those pukes at The Pines a thing or two.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post


    Well done, Mr. Jordan. You taught those pukes at The Pines a thing or two.

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