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WWII and Korean War veterans skydive in honor of veteran's brother

Three veterans took to the skies to remember a fallen brother on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Taft, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Three veterans took to the skies Saturday morning to cross skydiving off their bucket list.

David Crawford, 90, alongside Charlies Wilson, 91, and Gerry Hedges, 85, made the jump at Skydive Taft.

"I'm looking forward to it, I'm not to scared yet, hopefully everything will work out fine," said Gerry Hedges.

Crawford wanted to jump to honor his veteran brother, Elmer Crawford, who recently passed away.

"He was always a good fella, he never drank or smoke and was good to little animals and everything," said David Crawford.

Both Wilson and Hedges were there to support Crawford and make sure he did not jump alone.

Comrades & Canopies hosted the WWII and Korean War veterans along with Honor Flight Kern County.

"It is something I had on my bucket list, but I never had the courage to go up and do it on my own," Wilson said. "So you do it when you can and it takes some courage to get up there but you do it by all means."

This will be the second time Wilson jumped. The last time was when his plane was going down in WWII.

Also accompanying the three heroes will be Shannon Grove and Kevin McCarthy's wife, Judy McCarthy.




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