Skydiving thrills at 87
An 87-year-old World War II veteran has parachuted from a plane in to support his ailing great-grandson.
Clarence Turner of Fairfield made the jump in Ohio on Saturday with an instructor.
He said he wanted to generate attention for the plight of 10-month-old Julian Couch, who suffereds from a lung disease that could require a transplant.
WLWT of Cincinnati reported that Julian was hospitalised in Columbus. A fundraiser was planned for June 2.
Turner also made a jump at age 85 to fulfill a goal to experience freefalling and landing as he did in the Army.
He served from 1944-47, and his last jump was in Japan.
Turner said he also hoped to someday make a parachute jump at an older age than former President George H.W. Bush, who's 88.