Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2019

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10 Summer 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY A vintage poster promotes two Independence Day jumps by Broadwick. At right, Tiny Broadwick, wearing a parachute coat, standing next to her foster father, Charles Broadwick, SR2SVXL-WPERHMR7ER(MIKS3JLIV½VWX jump from a hot-air balloon, at age 15, in 1908, she was quoted as saying: "At 3,000 feet, I had to let go … The fall took my breath away, but I loved it." Broadwick wore this jumpsuit in a number of air shows and parachute demonstrations before her retirement in 1922. a Long Beach, Calif., newspaper called the Independent. "There wasn't much money in it anymore. I had fallen in Lake Michigan, in Lake Erie, in rivers and streams, on buildings, into trees, into telegraph and telephone wires. I had broken my arm and pulled ligaments. It seemed a good time to stop." Later, Broadwick's achievements led to such honors as being named a rare female member of the Early Birds of Aviation; a recipient of the John Glenn Medal, named EJXIVXLI½VWXQERXSSVFMXXLI)EVXLERH an honorary member of the 82nd Airborne Division at North Carolina's Fort Bragg. In 1964, the self-described tomboy appeared on the widely watched television game show "To Tell the Truth" and donated her parachute to the National Air and Space Museum during a Tiny Broadwick Night. As for great-granddaughter Kimbrell, she has a special keepsake from her famous ancestor. "She gave me this little stuffed animal, which I still have," she said. And that daredevil nature, apparently, is still in the family's DNA. Just ask great- granddaughter Dillon, who admits to once parachuting from a plane. "I'd do it again," she said. "For 2 weeks, I couldn't get the smile off my face. … A lot of the grandkids have jumped!"

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