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Bernard, who deserves a medal for awesomeness. (via @GracewellHealth)

An elderly British man disappeared from his nursing home in Sussex, England yesterday morning, leaving behind panicked administrators and baffled police. 89-year-old Bernard Jordan, former mayor of Hove and veteran of the D-Day invasion, turned up today at D-Day festivities in Normandy. He was wearing his medals. 

Jordan had apparently requested to join a tour to the events in France, but couldn't get on a tour last minute. So he decided to go it alone. 

Sources: The Guardian | h/t Gawker