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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

January 21,2015

A WWII Veteran Shares His Stories In Person, Via Social Media

Army veteran Jim Martin, despite being 93 years old, parachuted into Normandy this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Jim was in the now famous 506th parachute infantry regiment featured in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He was nicknamed “Pee Wee” because he was the lightest man in the unit. At the end of the war, Jim returned to Xenia to build a house, raise a family, and live a modest life. But when Jim got online and connected with social media, his popularity reached celebrity status. Marine Corps veteran, and Wright State University student, Jeremy Dobbins has the story.