A 99-year-old World War II paratrooper veteran parachuted out of a helicopter on Tuesday to commemorate U.S. veterans, NBC News reported.
Jim “Pee Wee” Martin parachutes to commemorate veterans and was part of a paratroopers regiment in World War II, according to an NBC News video.(RELATED: Honor Veterans Day With These Iconic Scenes From Famous War Movies)
“You’re standing at door you may have a little, little apprehension, but no fear. No fear at all,” Martin said, an NBC News video shows.
The Huey helicopter Martin jumped out of is the same type his late son used in Vietnam, according to the NBC video.
“And how do I feel about my personal service? I’m proud of what I did and our people are proud of it, but we don’t go around and talk about it. It’s not necessary,” Martin said, according to the video.
WATCH: Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, a paratrooper who helped liberate France during World War II, made a recent jump at 99 years old to honor other veterans. @kevtibs has the story. pic.twitter.com/HkW5U2XSXO
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) November 11, 2020
Veteran Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, a paratrooper in World War II, is still leaping into action at 99 years old. Coming up, @KevTibs shares the story of Jim’s recent jump, his service and his new fight.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) November 10, 2020
Martin also mentioned COVID-19 to NBC and encouraged others to wear masks.
“Protect each other and that starts with wearing a mask,” Martin said, in the video.
Martin did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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