UPDATE: Nicholas Cty. WWII vet arrives home from D-Day ceremonies in France

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A World War II veteran is back in Central Kentucky after visiting France for D-Day anniversary ceremonies. 89-year-old Charles Wilson of Nicholas County arrived Wednesday night at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington.

As an 18-year-old, PFC, Wilson was sent across the world as part of the 4th Infantry Division. He later landed on Normandy Beach. And on June 1 of 2015, he headed back to France to commemorate D-Day.

Wilson made a speech during the ceremonies. And the French government gave him a medal, which he wore on his shirt as he arrived home.

When Wilson arrived at Blue Grass Airport, he was greeted by a cheering crowd and balloons of red, white and blue. He talked to ABC 36 News about his trip and says, "Our host family had us last year. Lydia and me, they had us last year. As soon as they found out we were coming back this year, they volunteered to take us again. So we went home to our French family, and they were thrilled to death that we came!"

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