Skydive Midwest hosts free tandem jumps for veterans

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

STURTEVANT (WITI) — Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant this weekend hosted “Tandem for the Troops.”

The event allows disabled and adventurous veterans the ability to participate in a free, tandem skydive.

Illinois native Marine Corporal Larry Bailey jumped yesterday. He lost both legs and a hand while serving in Afghanistan.

Bailey said he wanted to jump in part to show other veterans they can do anything if they put their mind to it.

Money raised this weekend will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.