Calif. man skydives on 100th birthdayNovember 4, 2013 @ 8:37 pm
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - When Vernon Maynard's friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute.
The retired car dealer got the chance to mark his centenarian birthday Monday by doing just that.
Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Association says Maynard 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 says her father's friends made arrangements for him to skydive after he said he always wanted to try it.
Maynard, who hails from Nebraska, lives in Palm Desert.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Danny O'Neil offers his retort to a column that blames Denver's loss on overtime rules
Add Life to Their Days
How a local nurse plans to ease the pain of saying 'goodbye'
The Seahawks have the NFL's single biggest difference maker
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.