Saturday, June 21, 2014

Skydiving for his 90th!

So George HW Bush went skydiving for his 90th birthday!  Good for him!  Here's a bit of backstory to go with this:
Mr. Bush said his first experience skydiving was leaving his plane during World War II when his engine caught fire and waiting for hours to be picked up out of the ocean.

“I did it wrong, I pulled the jump cord too early and hit the tail of the plane,” he said. “I decided later on that I wanted to do it right. That did spark my interest in making another jump.”

Mr. Bush said he often thinks about the two other men in the plane with him, both of whom died, and why it was him who survived. Despite that, he said he’s thoroughly enjoyed his second chance on life that’s included serving in Congress, as an ambassador to the United Nations, as director of the CIA and as the 41st president.

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