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Bud Rice Interviewed by Tom Brokaw on D-Day Anniversary


Windsor Square resident Julian “Bud” Rice was interviewed by Tom Brokaw on air yesterday as part of NBC’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.  Rice was 22 years old when he flew a C-47 in the D-Day invasion, his mission to drop 21 paratroopers into France.

Bud-Rice-pilots.Back in Normandy this week with sons Mark and Billy and other family members to join in D-Day  anniversary events, Rice had the opportunity to climb back into the pilot’s seat and fly the very same plane he flew 70 years ago, the restored C-47 named “Whiskey 7.” It’s a sweet moment.

We’ve found two NBC video segments on Bud Rice, shared below. The first shows Rice in France this week aboard the C-47, the second is a more in-depth interview with Tom Brokaw at Rice’s home on Norton Ave.

Bud Rice is an avid golfer at the Wilshire Country Club, an active parishioner at St. Brendan Church, a talented painter, and a model husband, father and grandfather. “He’s the most lovely person you’ll ever know,” a fellow Windsor Square resident told the Buzz.


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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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