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Elderly Army veteran convinces TSA agent to compete with her in pushup contest

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A U.S. Army vet recently boasted how she was still in good health when she challenged a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent to a pushup contest before her flight this week.

It should also be noted this vet is 84-years-old.

Lt. Colonel Maggie DeSanti was recorded completing a total of 10 pushups right alongside a TSA agent at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona on October 15.

DeSanti rappelled from helicopters to treat wounded soldiers during the Vietnam War.



Many surrounding persons applauded the two men as they neared the 10th pushup, while another TSA agent helped DeSanti off the floor.

The non-competition took place right before DeSanti boarded her flight, which was organized by Honor Flight.

The group is a nonprofit organization that transports veterans to Washington D.C. to “visit and reflect at their memorials,” at no cost to them.

Back in 2018, the group flew out 19,383 veterans to visit war monuments in the nation’s capital.

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