Retired Army Sgt. Michael Elliot joined Fox & Friends on Saturday to remember his skydives with President George H.W. Bush.

Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, passed away at the age of 94 Friday night.

A Navy pilot during World War II, Bush would celebrate age milestones by skydiving.

Elliot was a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, nicknamed the Golden Knights, and was strapped to the president during the jump on his 85th birthday and for the rededication of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.


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He said Saturday that, following Bush's death, the country has "lost a Superman."

"I was so honored to have the opportunity to put a smile on a great American hero's face," he said.

Elliot said that during the jump celebrating Bush's library rededication, the president was particularly concerned about landing.

"Forty-one is definitely a perfectionist. He wanted to make sure that whatever he was doing, he did it 100 percent," Elliot said.

He added that Bush was someone who loved everyone and that the president considered him a friend.

"It's just an honor to have met 41 and the family, and I truly feel like I'm a small part of his life."

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