Roy’s amazing life. I love our veterans! I’m proud of you and thank you so much for your sacrifice. Roy fought two wars and still has a bullet in his leg to remember it by. He’s 96 and lives with his wife in Nova Scotia. God bless you Roy!
Seventy years ago, Roy Rushton peered through a hole in the floor of his vibrating aircraft as it swept over the Normandy coast. Just below, he saw German flak ripping the sky apart.
It didn’t look good; and Roy’s day was just beginning.
Rushton was heading into his first battle, in his first war. There would be more of each. Wherever Roy Rushton turned up, exciting, noisy, dangerous things always seemed to happen.
It’s tough to imagine a soldier who’s been through more perilous moments than Roy Rushton. But he is neither a brooder; nor a gasbag. He’s a level-headed, laid-back fellow, with a wry sense of humour, but with no sense at all of self-importance. Quite the guy.
At 11 p.m. on the 5th of June, 1944, Rushton and ten other Paratroopers in that plane, watched England…
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