A Gladewater man gave himself a special birthday present. John Schwing decided to spend his 80th birthday skydiving at Gladewater Airport. Schwing is a Korean War veteran, and former airborne-parachute instructor. When he saw former President Bush skydive at 80, he decided to do the same.
With family and friends watching, Schwing says it was everything he hoped it would be. Schwing plans to dive solo for his 85th birthday.