He was “invited” by the government to join right after college. Being the only graduate & able to type, he was assigned the PsyWar manuals to write & teach to the top brass here & to our allies. His buddies were in the Army Sport Parachute Team, now known as the Golden Knights.
2/ They had been given the old Womack Hospital at Bragg as barracks. But he had to qualify 1st. They took him out in a military chopper & repacked chutes while he jumped in 25 knot winds. Five jumps in one day. He qualified. He didn’t tell his mother until after...!
3/ He has been telling me stories about that & some of his buddies who were D-4 & D-13’s. One tested the Army’s 1st quick gear. We went to a dinner for the Army Sport Parachute pioneers up at Sky Dive AZ. I had brought my tennis shoes. They had offered jumps all day, & I took
4/ the last plane up, after watching a video & signing my life away. Out at 1300 ft. That tandem 2 1/2 years ago was the best thing I’d EVER done. I can’t wait to do it again. Shortly after that, we elected Trump. I have the feeling another jump is in my future! The Otter 👇🏻
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