90 Year Old Screaming Eagle Jumps Again…

Tom Rice, now 90 years old, is a former member of the 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles”. On June 6th, 1944, Tom jumped behind enemy lines during the Normandy invasion. To celebrate June 6th, 1944, Tom goes out the door like a champ…

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5 Responses to 90 Year Old Screaming Eagle Jumps Again…

  1. Jean Seley for Rose Willis says:

    I’m trying to make contact with Tom Rice. If he left with the 101 Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, or Fort Benning, Georgia he may know me. I was in charge of the Post Exchange at Fort Bragg where they trained and made jumps. I would love to hear from him if he was there. At that time, I was Rose Ridgeway. I am now Rose Willis and I live in San Diego at Green Manor in Mission Hills, 4041 Ibis St. or I could be reached through my friend’s email: jeanseley@yahoo.com. I would really be interested in chatting with him to share information about those days.

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    • Rose, I can’t guarantee that I will be successful but let me see what I can find out for you. I’ll be in touch…

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    • Rose, I contacted Skydive San Diego, which is the company that performed the jump with Tom. I have not heard anything back from them but they will probably contact you directly. Skydive San Diego is local too you. Their address is 13531 Otay Lakes Road Jamul, CA 91935, (619) 216.8413
      I hope this helps you in your quest. Thank you for your service. You may not have been on the front lines with Tom but you kept the ball rolling stateside and that’s just as good. You take care, and let me know how it turns out.

      Best Regards,

      Sal Palma
      Twobirds Flying Publication

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