World War II vets from around the world never cease to amaze us. It seems like every so often a new story surfaces of one of these heroes doing something extraordinary, and of course, at an age of a hundred and something.
Here, we had a man by the name of Bryson William Verdun Hayes. A Royal Signals lance corporal during World War II, he decided to help raise money for the Royal British Legon. He vowed to raise about £1,000, but as you can imagine, blew his goal out of the water.
101 years, 38 days old, Hayes strapped himself into harnesses and went skydiving. To make this even more epic, he was also accompanied by 10 members of his family members including his son, grandson, great-grandson and great-granddaughter. They all packed into the same plane and jumped together. Now that’s a family trip to aspire to in the future.
By going through with this jump, he broke the previous world record of the oldest person to skydive which was set by Armand Gendreau of Canada who did at 101 years, 3 days back in 2013. Although only broken by a few days, a record’s a record and we’re glad it was done in such fashion.
Check out the video. His expression says it all.