World War II Veteran Goes Skydiving for His 95th Birthday

Ben Graham | April 27, 2015
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A World War II veteran decided to go skydiving for his 95th birthday.

According to WNCN, retired Air Force Colonel Hal Shook flew during D-Day and was shot down during the invasion. He went on to serve in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

“I always got my bird back,” Shook said. “I crash landed and been shot at but never had to bail.”

In order to celebrate with him, friends and family traveled from all across the nation to see his commemorative leap.

“It’s a joy, and you’re sitting there and you can see everything below you. It’s beautiful.”

See Shook fly once more in the video below:




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