Veteran celebrates his 100th birthday by going skydiving

Thursday, August 30, 2018

HAWAII -- For Polito "Paul" Olivas, jumping out of planes is no new venture.

In fact, the veteran, who served in World War 2, the Korean War and in Vietnam, has more than 300 jumps under his belt, KITV reports.

So, when his big 100th birthday rolled around he knew exactly what he wanted to do -- go skydiving one more time.

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"After you get to 100, then you go to 101, 102, I wanted to do it before I got too old," Olivas said.

So he signed up for a tandem, 14,000-foot free-fall.

And it was Olivas' first time jumping for fun, making it all the more special.

Olivas enjoyed the jump so much that he said it was one of his best birthdays yet, adding that he plans to jump again when he turns 101.

"It was a wonderful day," he told KITV.