A World War II veteran has finally been deployed- completing a mission 70 years in the making.
Ralph Mayville, age 92, trained as a paratrooper in the Second World War as part of an elite unit of paratroopers called the Black Devils. But the war ended before he had the chance to make his inaugural jump.
He's never been, in his mind, entitled to wear the black devils black jump wings, either the American or Canadian ones. And now this fulfills his dream, that he can wear the wings as part of his uniform, said a family friend, Paul Chaytor.
Mayville finally made his first jump at a skydiving school in Wainfleet, Ont., near Niagara Falls on Saturday.
The veteran and his instructor climbed to 14,000 feet in a plane and leapt out of the plane in a tandem jump.
It was so beautiful, said Mayville. Watch his story HERE
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