As he inched across the platform, 78-year-old Morgan Smith took a deep breath.
The U.S. Army paratrooper standing next to him had already checked his equipment. Smith was ready.
The soldier tapped Smith’s shoulder.
“Green light!,” the soldier yelled, and Smith stepped off the platform, sliding down a wire from 34 feet above the ground.
“Whew,” Smith said. “I was nervous. I’m not kidding you. I tried to look at the skyline instead of looking down.”
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