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95-year-old WWII vet honored by family

95-year-old Jerry Weed watched his family erect American and 82nd Airborne flags in his honor on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. Weed served with the 82nd Airborne in World War II and jumped with them during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.

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TYLER TJOMSLAND - The Spokesman-Review

95-year-old Jerry Weed watched his family erect American and 82nd Airborne flags in his honor on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. Weed served with the 82nd Airborne in World War II and jumped with them in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.


TYLER TJOMSLAND - The Spokesman-Review

95-year-old Jerry Weed is helped up by his son Bill, on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.


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D-Day veteran Jerry Weed, center poses for a family photo with his son Bill, left, and grandson Tyler, holding an 82nd Airborne flag on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. Tyler currently serves in the Army reserves.


TYLER TJOMSLAND - The Spokesman-Review

The tailgate of Bill Weed’s pickup is seen decorated in in stickers commending his father Jerry, and his son Tyler’s service in the Army; as seen on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.


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Jerry Weed’s daughter Patti Rees proudly shows him the 82nd Airborne pendent she wore in his honor on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.


TYLER TJOMSLAND - The Spokesman-Review

95-year-old Jerry Weed, watches as his son Bill and grandson Tyler erect American and 82nd Airborne flags in his honor on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. The Sr. Weed served with the 82nd Airborne in World War II and jumped with them in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. Jerry’s grandson Tyler currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserve.


TYLER TJOMSLAND - The Spokesman-Review

Bill Weed, left, puts his arm around his father, 95-year-old Jerry Weed, after Bill and his family erected American and 82nd Airborne flags in his honor on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. The Sr. Weed served with the 82nd Airborne in World War II and jumped with them in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.


TYLER TJOMSLAND - The Spokesman-Review

Jerry Weed’s family and friends watch as his son and grandson erect an American and 82nd Airborne flag in his honor on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.


TYLER TJOMSLAND - The Spokesman-Review

95-year-old Jerry Weed, was all smiles heading home on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.

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