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Former President George H.W. Bush Takes a Birthday Jump

Posted June 13th, 2014 @ 1:01pm by Bennett Smed

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by participating in a tandem sky dive near his summer home in Maine, keeping his word from a vow he made five years ago.

Even though Bush can no longer use his legs, nothing was stopping him from jumping from a helicopter at 6,000 feet using the help of Sgt. First Class Mike Elliot. Elliot is a retired member of the Golden Knights, the army’s parachute team.

A helicopter picked Bush up from the family home on Thursday, and with his family helping him from his wheelchair to the chopper, he was serenaded with a rendition of “Happy Birthday”.

Elliot helped Bush complete his eighth successful sky dive.



Photo: Getty Images

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