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100-Year-Old WWII Vet Is Tying The Knot 80 Years After D-Day, “Being In Love Is Not Just For The Young”

Harold and Jeanne smile as they pose for a photo together inside of a home.

Much of Harold Terens’ life has been spent serving others. As a World War II veteran, he served the U.S. Army Air Force as a radio repair technician. He even played a crucial role on D-Day, repairing planes that were used in the battle that took place on the beaches of Normandy. Now, at 100 years old, he plans to honor and celebrate both his past and future with a wedding.

For 70 years, Harold was married to a woman named Thelma. Sadly, she passed away in 2018. Although he had no intention of finding someone else, that changed when he met Jeanne Swerlin — but not immediately.

Close up of Harold Terens and Jeanne Swerlin smile as they sit closely on a couch.

The two crossed paths because of their grandchildren — they went to the same camp in 2021. But it wasn’t until a friend of Harold’s took them to dinner that they felt a spark. So much so that, this June, they have plans to tie the knot in France!

“I love this girl — she is quite special,” Harold gushes.

100-Year-Old WWII Vet Falls in Love Again

Jeanne laughs as Harold stands just behind her, holding her close as they dance in the living room.

“He loves me so much and he says it,” Jeanne says, adding, “And my god, he’s the greatest kisser.”

Considering the fact that President Emmanuel Macron gave Harold a medal for his service just five years ago, this couldn’t be a better destination. In fact, this won’t be Harold’s first trip back to France.

Every D-Day, France celebrates their liberation. Harold has taken part in this celebration four other times. But this time, they’re honoring him as part of the 80th anniversary. That’s why it’s all-the-more special that, during the same visit, they’ll also be saying “I do” in a 1600s chapel near the very beaches U.S. troops landed that pivotal day.

In total, Harold and Jeanne have three children, 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Needless to say, there’s a whole lot of love in this growing family!

“Being in love is not just for the young,” Jeanne says. “We get butterflies just like everybody else.”

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