If the invasion of the Nazis couldn't take you down, chances are a nursing home's staff probably can't either.

That theory was proven by an 89-year-old D-Day veteran who, in brilliant defiance of his caretakers, escaped — or walked away — from his nursing home to commemorate the invasion's 70th anniversary, according to The Independent.

On Thursday, Sussex police were called to the home in Hove, England after staff reported the man had not returned after going for a morning walk, according to ITV . The veteran left the facility wearing a coat that concealed a jacket with his war medals attached.

After a failed search, the nursing home was called by a younger D-Day veteran who had run into the man on the way to France, Sky News reports. The two were in a hotel in the town of Ouistreham in Normandy, the younger veteran told staff.

Neither the man or the nursing home have been named, but the veteran was identified on social media as Bernard Jordan, according to Sky News.

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    Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to a soldier in Arromanches-les-Bains, on June 6, 2014, during an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. AFP PHOTO / POOL / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to World War II veterans in Arromanches-les-Bains, Normandy, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, during an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy

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    Britain's Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to World War II veterans in Arromanches-les-Bains, on June 6, 2014, during an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. AFP PHOTO / POOL / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to World War II veterans in Arromanches-les-Bains, on June 6, 2014, during an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. AFP PHOTO / POOL / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British Prime Minister David Cameron talks with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond (2nd left) and Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (left) at a service to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day at Bayeux Cemetery, France.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin during an International Ceremony with Heads of State at Sword Beach in Normandy to mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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    President Barak Obama of the United States during an International Ceremony with Heads of State at Sword Beach in Normandy to mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 6, 2014. See PA story MEMORIAL DDay. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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    Queen Maxima and Willem Alexander of Holland during an International Ceremony with Heads of State at Sword Beach in Normandy to mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 6, 2014. See PA story MEMORIAL DDay. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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    Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) lays a wreath with the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (right) and the Governor-General of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae (left) at Bayeux Cemetery during a commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) arrives for a group photo past US President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth during a group photo of world leaders attending the D-Day 70th Anniversary ceremonies at Chateau de Benouville in Benouville, France, June 6, 2014.The D-Day ceremonies mark the 70th anniversary of the launching of 'Operation Overlord', a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the liberation of occupied France and the end of the war against Nazi Germany. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (from centre left) The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, and the New Zealand General Governor Jerry Mateparae look on as a new bell is inauguarated at Bayeux Cathedral during a commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.

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    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) and Governor-General of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae (nearest camera) lay wreaths at the foot of the Cross of Sacrifice in the centre of Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Bayeux, during a service of remembrance, Normandy, France.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha meet members of the public at Bayeux Cemetery where they attended a commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron and Governor-General of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae (nearest camera) lay wreaths at the foot of the Cross of Sacrifice in the centre of Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Bayeux, during a service of remembrance, Normandy, France.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk to Bayeux Cemetery with veterans, and their family members, from the Normandy landings where they attended a commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha meet members of the public at Bayeux Cemetery where they attended a commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk to Bayeux Cemetery with veterans, and their family members, from the Normandy landings where they attended a commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk to Bayeux Cemetery with veterans, and their family members, from the Normandy landings where they attended a commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.