Keystone Veteran Dies in Skydiving Accident
Published May 26th, 2013
PALATKA, FLA: Lawrence "Larry" Elmore was a very accomplished skydiver, having 24 years of experience and close to 7,000 jumps under his belt.
Not much is known about how he died but his friends are using today to reflect on all the good memories he left behind.
The 72 year-old was skydiving Saturday around 3:30 in the afternoon when his parachute opened but malfunctioned.
He was killed by the impact.
Elmore used his own equipment, like most experienced skydivers.
The Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum is planning to fix up a C-47 plane that Elmore loved so much.
He used to fly a vintage Vietnam jet on holidays like Memorial Day.... He was the only one in fact who was able to fly this type of plane in the country.
For his aviation friends, fixing up the plane is the least they can do for a fellow fallen veteran.
Skydive Palatka had a fatailty two years ago when a man had a heart attack when he jumped and didn't open his parachute.
The medical examiner is still looking for a cause of death in Elmore's case.
If you want to donate to help fix up the plane, you can visit the Wings of Dreams website at www.wingsofdreams.org
Lauren Lettelier, TV20 News.
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