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World War II paratrooper veterans Jim \"Pee Wee\" Martin and Dan McBride walk across the drop zone at Pee Wee's Jump Fest in Xenia, Ohio.
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Celebrating the 'greatest generation': Re-enactment marks 100th birthday of WWII veteran

Jim “Pee Wee” Martin’s unit, a part of the regiment famously portrayed in the acclaimed HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” first saw action behind enemy lines on D-Day.