World War II Veteran Marks 90th Birthday with Skydiving Jump

World War II Veteran Marks 90th Birthday with Skydiving Jump

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skydiving birds eye view with 90-yo manA World War II hero from Maine gave himself a 90th birthday present — his first skydiving jump from an airplane.

Lester Slate, of Exeter, said he wasn’t nervous strapping on the parachute, although he’d never jumped with one even during his more than 40 years flying for the Navy and the Coast Guard.

As he gracefully floated to the ground strapped in tandem with an instructor, another skydiver trailed a big American flag in the air behind them as family and friends watched on the ground.

(READ the story w/ photos in the Bangor Daily News)

Thanks to Chris Cloud for sending the link!

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