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President George H.W. Bush Turns 90 and Jumps Out of a Plane Again [VIDEO]

I’m truly impressed by our 41st President’s courage. When he was 85, he skydived, and promised that he’ll do it again when he’s 90. Yesterday, to celebrate his 90th birthday, President Bush again skydived in Kennebunkport, Maine with a group of U.S. Army veterans.

President George H.W. Bush first jumped from an aircraft around 70 years ago when he was shot down over the Pacific Ocean during World War Two. Again, I am truly impressed by this man’s bravery. And, he did this jump yesterday without the use of his legs!

He enjoyed a conversation with his granddaughter, who works for NBC, and this is what he had to say about the WWII incident:

“When I was coming down in the parachute, I was scared, and I was scared when I was in the water swimming, getting away from the Japanese island. I was scared,” he said. “I pulled the ripcord too early and hit the tail of the plane with my head, just (taking a) glancing blow. I’ve decided that later on, well, I want to do it right. And so that did spark my interest in making another jump, (and) this time getting it correct.”

Congratulations George, let’s see ya do it again on your 95th!

Next: Our Last Ten Presidents and Their Accomplishments


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