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Outboard personnel stand up! Who has their jump wings?

Discussion in 'Military' started by tencrawler, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM
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    SpeedoJosh

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    Haha. Love it. St. Mere is a good one. Casa pulls right up, hop on and hop out in minutes.

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  2. Mar 24, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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    This is me about to get pinned my air assault wings. note how high my jump wings were... no way I was gonna let her pin my air assault badge on top.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2014 at 11:25 PM
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    Looking down on Chickasaw DZ, Ft. Chaffee, AR
    Hollywood jump.......


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  4. Apr 10, 2014 at 3:50 PM
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    Have been a Master Rated Jumpmaster since 2006...think I'm around 130 jumps at this point (and counting).

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  5. May 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM
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    Old school Airborne! Jump School summer of '66 and then a little less than 18 months with the 101st at Fort Campbell before we were airlifted to Vietnam Thanksgiving Day 1967.
     
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  7. Sep 4, 2014 at 12:32 AM
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  9. Oct 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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    Former 37F. Airborne was mandatory. :)



    Picked up my double stack in 97 (or thereabouts) out at East Range, Hawaii.

    I was an E-5 at the time. Got my jump wings as an E-1
     
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  10. Mar 1, 2015 at 1:18 AM
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    All the way!
     
  11. Mar 1, 2015 at 1:40 AM
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    So I spent 5 hours on the phone the other day with a fellow paratrooper. I only saw him twice, 25 years ago.

    It was my cherry jump. I hadn't jumped since Airborne school two years earlier.

    Still on the ground they're talking about high winds. We chute up, load up, and head up. First sticks jumps. Plane comes around and we hook up. It's a no-go, winds over 20 knotts.

    One of the soldiers who jumped was slammed hard into the ground. Knocked unconscious and drug across the DZ. Head injury, broke hip, shoulder, multiple arm fractures. Pathfinders had popped red smoke, the pilots ignored it and we went green.

    Three month coma. I see him again a year later. He came to show us he's not dead. Still having trouble walking and talking. He had a long fight ahead of him.

    Twenty five years pass. I tell his story every time I'm asked if jumping is dangerous, despite never actually meeting him in person, but I did see him exit as we were on the same plane.

    I just came across him on FB. We exchange messages then he calls my cell. We talked for five hours. His injuries were extensive, permanent brain damage. Never met but the conversation picked up like we were best friends catching up on missed time.

    It truly is a brotherhood.
     
  12. Mar 1, 2015 at 1:53 AM
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