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100-year-old man skydives for his birthday

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A Southern California man who said he always wanted to skydive finally did it Monday on this 100th birthday.

Vernon Maynard, a retired car dealer, and his two great-nephews made their first skydive from 13,000 feet in Perris, said Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Assn., the Associated Press reported.

They were accompanied by trained instructors. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld said Maynard, of Palm Desert, obtained a doctor's note before making the jump, according to the AP.

Maynard's daughter Linda Hironimus said her father's friends made arrangements for him to skydive after he said he always wanted to try it.

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