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RAEFORD, N.C. — A World War II veteran from North Carolina has gone skydiving for his 95th birthday.
Several news channels reported that Col. Hal Shook recently jumped from an aircraft at 12,000 feet in skies over Hoke County with Mike Elliott, Combat Veteran and founder of the All Veteran Group.
Shook is a retired Air Force colonel. He flew on D-Day and was shot down during the invasion, according to the TV station. He later served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Friends and family came from across the country to watch the celebratory jump.
“It’s a joy, and you’re sitting there and you can see everything below,” Shook said. “It’s beautiful.”
Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his team from the 82nd Airborne were checking out reports of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan when one detonated underneath him.
His right arm and leg disintegrated. His other leg dangled and his remaining wrist was shredded.
Mills eventually lost all four limbs. These days, he's making it his mission to help other wounded warriors, hosting a camp for them in Maine and traveling the country as a motivational speaker.