Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cinderella Story

He doesn't look too enthused about it, but Bill Murray (Caddyshack, Ghostbusters etc.) Recently made a jump with the Army Golden Knights...too cool.

From the Army Times comes this...

Bill Murray jumps with Golden Knights

The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Aug 19, 2008 10:46:31 EDT

CHICAGO — Bill Murray landed in Chicago on Friday like he never had before — by jumping from an airplane 13,500 feet up. The 57-year-old actor took several deep breaths before stepping out the open doors of a C-31 Fokker and dropping at about 120 mph to the city’s lakefront with members of the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.

An exuberant Murray, whose jump kicked off the 50th Chicago Air and Water Show, landed safely on a beach. The actor pretended for a moment to stagger as if dizzy, then smiled broadly, waved to the crowd and shook hands with some of the Golden Knights.

Friends asked Murray to participate in the show, which features demonstrations and performances in the air and on Lake Michigan, to support the Illinois United Service Organizations.

But he wasn’t so certain of his reason to jump moments before he boarded the plane on a perfect 73 degree day at an Indiana airport 25 miles from Chicago. Members of the Navy Blue Angels also prepared nearby for the show, which runs through Sunday.

“It seemed like a good idea at a time,” Murray said. “I’ve had second thoughts, believe me. I’ve been really nervous. All the jokes (from friends) involve death.”

Read the rest HERE

While researching this I came across this photo...

That's Pilar Lastra, case holder #14 from Deal or No Deal and my "Girl Friday" from 26 APR 08 getting ready to jump with the Knights. I knew there was a reason I liked this woman.

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