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George Bush Skydiving: HW Celebrates 90th Birthday With Parachute Jump

By    |   Friday, 13 Jun 2014 10:14 AM

President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving over Maine this week, fulfilling a promise he made earlier when he said he would make the jump one more time.

The 41st president, attached to Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Golden Knights parachute team, landed comfortably in a tandem jump close to the Bush family's summer residence in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, according to the "Today" show.

Bush's granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, a correspondent for "Today," captured the landing on Instagram.





Bush expressed his feelings about the jump on Twitter.



Bush survived his plane being shot down in 1944 during World War II, safely ejecting into the Pacific during an attack on Chi Chi Jima, reported "Today." The incident, though, sparked a love of skydiving.

The nonagenarian also made skydiving jumps on his 80 and 85th birthdays, and previously vowed to make one last one for his 90th.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath told reporters that Bush's birthday also included a private dinner with more than 200 relatives and friends, including former press secretary Marlin Fitzwater, White House counsel Boyden Gray, and political director Ron Kaufman.

Many celebrities and public figures also took to Twitter to wish the former president a happy birthday Thursday.









A new documentary on Bush, "41 on 41," airs Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on CNN.

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