U.S. World War II D-Day veteran Tom Rice, from Coronado, Calif., parachutes in a tandem jump into a field in Carentan, Normandy, France, on Wednesday. Approximately 200 parachutists participated in the event, replicating a jump made by U.S. soldiers on June 6, 1944 — D-Day.
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U.S. World War II D-Day veteran Tom Rice, from Coronado, Calif., parachutes in a tandem jump into a field in Carentan, Normandy, France, on Wednesday. Approximately 200 parachutists participated in the event, replicating a jump made by U.S. soldiers on June 6, 1944 — D-Day.
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Listening to veterans' stories

Veterans tell us about their experiences, from a 96-year-old pilot who served in World War II, to a roundtable of veterans from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

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Dick Nelms, WWII Pilot

Ross Reynolds speaks to Dick Nelms at the Museum of Flight about serving in World War II.

Veterans speak on their service

Ross Reynolds speaks to three veterans living in the Puget Sound region: Stephanie Jaross, Steve Peterson, and Elis Salamone.

Jeb Wyman, What They Signed Up For

Ross Reynolds speaks to Jeb Wyman about his collection of interviews with veterans, "What They Signed Up For: True Stories by Ordinary Soldiers."