06/06/2014 12:57 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:03 EDT

D-Day Veteran Escapes Nursing Home To Commemorate Invasion's 70th Anniversary

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.