Watch This WWII Combat Nurse Skydive to Celebrate Her 100th Birthday

Raymonde Sullivan took the leap on Monday, May 2, as a newly minted 100-year-old. Then she described the experience in a statement you might call ‘terse.’

What’s the last thing to do under the sun when you’re a century-old World War II combat veteran? For Raymonde Sullivan, it was skydiving.

Watch the 100-year-old former nurse execute a tandem dive with Skydive Sebastian, just south of Melbourne, Fla., on the Atlantic coast.

Sullivan’s comments to local NBC affiliate WPTV news follow:

Sullivan: I’ve done a lot of things in 100 years. It’s scary!
Reporter: Would you do it again?
S: No.
Reporter: One and done?
S: Yes.

You heard it here first, folks.

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