Man Jumps From Plane On 100th Birthday

PERRIS, Calif. (November 5, 2013) When Vernon Maynard's friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 10 decades of life, the Southern California man said he always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute and on his 100th birthday Monday he did.

Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Association says the retired car dealer and his two great nephews made their first skydive along with trained instructors from 13,000 feet southeast of Los Angeles.

Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld says Maynard obtained a doctor's note before making the jump.

Maynard's daughter Linda Hironimus said her father's friends made arrangements for him to skydive after he said he always wanted to try it.

Maynard, who originally hails from Nebraska, now lives in Palm Desert.

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