The Alabama native, born in 1937, hit the water from 15,000 feet in the air. And he survived.
“It was like waking up from a very vivid dream,” said Judkins, who shared his story with the Rotary Club of Griffin Thursday.
As he was free falling into the ocean, Judkins said he was mainly thinking about getting the parachute to open, though he gave up on that happening at about 5,000 feet away from the ground.
(For the complete story, see tomorrow's print edition.)