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93-Year Old Paratrooper Get's One Last Jump

Bill is a 93 year old Airborne Paratrooper WWII Veteran. He constantly amazes friends and family with his resolve and ability to accomplish goals that he sets for himself.

Bill is very active and athletic. Bill says he was blessed with good genes. He has children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who have played sports in college and professionally.

He works out regularly at a local gym and also does 2 Pilates classes a week. Somehow he also finds the time and energy to volunteer 3 nights a week at a local home for families that have children in the Hospital. He mainly works the kitchen there serving meals, cleaning, and anything else asked of him.

Since his days in the service, Bill has wanted to do one more jump. But age and a few health issues put him at a high risk that no one wanted to take on. But Bill didn't let the first couple of "no's" stop him. He called his friends and told them to put it up on the Internet and see if they could find an organization that would take him up.

They didn't have to wait long. The amount of support for Bill was overwhelming! So many people offered to jump with Bill, to pay for his jump, to document it, and to come and support him on jump day that Bill went from feeling he had zero options to suddenly being able to go anywhere he wanted.

Being the man he is Bill was extremely grateful but in the end chose to do what friends figured he would do. He went back to the first place he called, paid for it himself, and only told 5 people the time and place. He passed up newspaper, magazine and TV interviews because for him it was only about the jump.

He made sure he took a photo with his hat on and asked friends to post it and a sincere "Thank You" to the "people on the internet".

Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out, to those of you that wrote letters, to those of you that made calls (I heard several jump sites had their phone ringing off the hook for a few hours that day) and to everyone that sent a message of support.