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Vietnam vet returns to the skies to mark D-Day

By Julian Caldwell

ARDSLEY — Ron Ymbras made his last jump as an Army paratrooper in 1967, but last month in Normandy, France, he once again drifted earthward, at the site of perhaps history’s most notable paratrooper incursion. Ymbras, a Poughkeepsie resident who has owned Ronny Reliables Cleaning Service in Ardsley for 43 years, was one of roughly 90 veterans, representing various eras, at the annual jump commemorating the 71st anniversary of the United States’ D-Day mission.

“The whole region [in France] is celebrating this event,” said Ymbras, who grew up in Yonkers. “The people are so grateful for the Americans and what they did in that time frame to liberate them from the Nazis. They teach their kids when their kids are young.”

Ymbras, 67, took his sons Matt, 32, and Zack, 15, with him on the trip. While Ymbras left them on the ground on June 4 as he ascended in a World War II-style C-47 aircraft, dressed in full World War II gear, his sons accompanied him a on a tour of the area for two days prior.

“It’s so overwhelming in that you can’t believe what you’re seeing,” Ymbras said. “You’re seeing demolished German bunkers, you’re seeing bomb craters still there, you’re seeing barbed wire still there. It wasn’t hard at all to get into almost playing this fantasy game for real.

“The countryside is crawling with everybody in a World War II uniform," he continued. "There are guys that actually own World War II jeeps in England, and they ship them over on the ferries. There are flags, parades, banners and signs, and dances.”
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