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An 89-Year-Old British Veteran Escaped His Nursing Home To Attend D-Day Celebrations

Article about: Ben Farmer, The Telegraph Jun. 6, 2014, 1:08 PM Bernard Jordan, former mayor of Hove, was identified as the veteran who absconded from his care home and made his way to Normandy An 89-year-o

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    Also it should be pointed out that the guy with the loaf of bread and all the assorted Medals is not the Gentleman who escaped the Care Home to attend Normandy Events. Richard

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    Quote by suwanneetrader View Post
    So old people (I'm 76) are sent to ALF'S (Assisted Living Facilities) and other Care Homes by spouse or children that have Power of Attorney and Health Care Surrogate and in reality they are imprisoned because no one wants to be bothered. If one has no memory of anyone and can not take care of there basic needs, then that is most likely what needs to be done. But folks like this brave and proud Vet need to be able to still have some freedom and say so over there day to day life. They have earned it. 3 Cheers for this spunky old guy, hope I will be the same.. Richard
    I do believe he actually lives there comfortably with his wife of over 65 years, so it isn't as bad as the press initially insinuated. Still, a nice story that has helped highlight all the veterans strong will to turn up for the remembrance of their fallen comrades for one last time on such a scale.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by suwanneetrader View Post
    Also it should be pointed out that the guy with the loaf of bread and all the assorted Medals is not the Gentleman who escaped the Care Home to attend Normandy Events. Richard
    I think that is clear to most folks this side of the pond Richard, but thanks for pointing it out to others who may have been confused.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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