We bid farewell today to Bernard Jordan who has died at age 90.
You may recall him from his escapade last year when he went AWOL from his senior citizens home in England and showed up in France to commemorate D-Day.
“I was going across to pay my respects,” he said. “I was a bit off course but I got there.”
Mr Jordan, a former Royal Navy veteran, had vowed to return to Normandy this year, Daily Mail said.
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.