Boise man jumps out of plane with American flag

Posted at 10:55 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 12:08:01-04

Veteran Chip Schultz bought an American flag immediately after the attacks on September 11th. 

Since then he has taken it all over the country including a climb up Yosemite's Famous Half Dome, a bike ride from New York to Los Angeles and a marathon run.

Today, Schultz jumped out of a plane in San Diego after the Navy Parachute Demonstration Team jumped out with his flag. 

"This is another notch in the fiber of my flag. I know that it was air born on a parachute trip with some of the worlds finest both combat soldiers, Navy Seals and now a demonstration team I can't think of a better honor."

Schultz says many ask him why he does what he does and he says it's to honor the ordinary men and women in uniform who have become America's extraordinary hero's. 

He says next he would like to take the flag to Normandy, France, go on an aircraft carrier, and to Sitka Alaska to spend time with the Coast Guards Rescue Divers.