World War Two Veteran to celebrate turning 98 with a jump

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Palatka, FL) -- A World War Two veteran turns 98 this week, and he'll celebrate Saturday with a tandem skydive out of a plane that flew in the same war.

Vince Speranza's jump from a vintage C-47 is part of a rehearsal.

A re-enactors group plans to jump in France this coming June to commemorate the Normandy invasion with round parachutes that resemble the ones used by paratroopers in 1944.

As many as a hundred skydivers are practicing in Palatka this week.