WWII Paratrooper Veteran Jumps Out of Helicopter to Honor Veterans

In this Nov. 10, 2020, screengrab from video, 99-year-old World War II paratrooper veteran Jim “Pee Wee” Martin prepares to parachute out of a Huey helicopter in honor U.S. veterans.

By Published on November 11, 2020

A 99-year-old World War II paratrooper veteran parachuted out of a helicopter on Tuesday to honor 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.

“You stand in a door. You may have a little, little apprehension, but no fear. No fear at all,” Martin said.

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.


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.

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