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George H.W. Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday Like a Badass (While W. Instagrams)

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Despite suffering from Parkinson’s and spending most of his time in a wheelchair these days, former President George H.W. Bush jumped out of a helicopter this morning, again. The birthday skydiving tradition — he parachuted on his 75th, 80th, and 85th, too — went down this morning in Kennebunkport, Maine, with one of the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights on Bush Sr.’s back. His son dutifully Instagrammed from the ground.

President Bush’s first parachute jump took place when he was shot down over the Pacific island of Chi Chi Jima on September 2, 1944,” his team said in a statement.

At 88, the ailing Bush decided he had “one more left in me.” So he made this one count, with a red, white, and blue parachute:

Bush Skydives for 90th Birthday; W. Instagrams