An 89-year-old English World War II veteran escaped from his nursing home to participate in D-Day commemorative services.

Although he was given instructions not to leave the nursing home, according to Sky News, at 10:30 am in Hove, Sussex, England the veteran “left wearing his war medals covered by a grey jacket” and took a train to Normandy in France.

A police search began after the veteran had not been seen for 12 hours.  Eventually, the veteran was located by a younger war veteran who called the nursing home to inform them of his location.

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