94-year-old Ohio man celebrates birthday by going skydiving

“Your wife will be with you when you jump, but one thing about it- she won’t need a parachute. She’ll be alongside you,” said Paul Grimme. (Photo credit via Start Skydiving LLC).

By: CNN
September 30, 2019

CINCINNATI (CNN) — An Ohio man celebrated his 94th birthday by jumping out of an airplane. As he suited up, Paul Grimme says there was no fear because he knew he’d have a guardian angel jumping right there with him.

“Your wife will be with you when you jump, but one thing about it- she won’t need a parachute. She’ll be alongside you,” said Paul.

His wife passed away in January. Saturday, September, 28, 2019, would’ve marked their 75th wedding anniversary. The jump- just as much for her, as himself.

His granddaughter, Tara Kleier, took him skydiving for his 94th birthday. “It’s pretty exciting. I’m glad he’s going to do it. I didn’t think he would when I told him!” said Kleier

Grimme says that George Bush was one of his idols. The former president made his jump at 94 years old – that’s why Paul felt he could, and should, make the jump.

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