Transcript for 90 Years Young: President George H.W. Bush Celebrates His 90th With a Parachute Jump
High spirited first day adventure president George H. W. Bush turned ninety today and how did he celebrate. He tweeted it's a wonderful day in -- in fact nice enough for a parachute jump. The presidential adrenaline junkie did it again and ABC's Ron Claiborne has the big jump and the family watching below proud. And her wrist and. Now ninety years old the former president still insisted on observing what's become a birthday ritual. Although no longer able to walk because he as a form of Parkinson's disease. He jumped from more than a mile high in tandem with a retired army parachutists -- landing four minutes later on a spit of land was a little rough. You can see his shaken expression in this photo. Look -- thematic Adler tripped up landing was any problem and are coming down what you gotta realize he's he's not the -- And he's having no problems -- is lower extremities it's running in his legs. Enough for the landing. It's kind of kind of tough they say anything he -- his body he kept thank you means that -- to -- and his possible. Bush's first jump was back in 1944. He parachuted out of his bomber after it was hit by enemy fire. Today's launch was his sixth -- his first birthday died at 75. We think that he is not capable of doing such things anymore he's -- clearly. From at all of the wind and led the country -- the world know that and ninety you can still do anything. In 2012 he told Diane he wanted one more jump I thought mrs. bush was not gonna let you -- -- to. She kept telling us thought she'd stop you but she's not -- -- about -- food. I think he -- hope that the pair if you will open -- I'm quite sure of that. And what he touchdown he got a big kiss from his wife and a hug from his son the other former president and and it was home to celebrate. Ron Claiborne ABC news Kennebunkport Maine.
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