100-year-old man skydives for his birthday

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PERRIS, Calif. — A Southern California man who said he always wanted to skydive finally did it Monday on this 100th birthday.

skydive100Vernon Maynard, a retired car dealer, and his two great-nephews made their first skydive from 13,000 feet in Perris, said Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Assn.

They were accompanied by trained instructors. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld said Maynard, of Palm Desert, 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.

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