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George H.W. Bush makes 90th birthday parachute jump

Olivier Knox, Yahoo News
Yahoo News

George H.W. Bush, you’re just the fifth American president to live to 90! How are you going to celebrate?

 It was Bush’s eighth parachute jump — his inaugural leap from an airplace came September 2, 1944, when he was shot down over the Pacific during World War Two.

Bush, who is often in a wheelchair now, jumped from a helicopter over Kennebunkport, Maine, home to his family compound at Walker’s Point. It will be a tandem jump with members of the All Veteran Group, former members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights, according to the 41st president’s office.

Bush’s last parachute jump was on his 85th birthday.

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