Amazing and epic and thrilling all rolled into one: 93-year-old WWII veteran Jim Martin of the 101st Airborne will reenact the parachute jump he made into Normandy 70 years ago this week. Friday is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

What a way to mark the day:

Learn more about Jim “Pee Wee” Martin here:

This is what a real hero looks like:

Respect indeed!

Update: Wow, wow, wow. The jump was successful. We salute and thank you, Jim Martin. Inspiration beyond belief: