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Doyle Vergon parachutes from 10,000 feet Wednesday as part of a tandem sky dive during a national ceremony in Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was cold on the way down, but the reception at the ground was heartwarming.

Doyle Vergon was the first veteran to jump out of a plane Wednesday as part of a national ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.

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