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National Airborne Day Aug 16th
August 16, 2015 @ 08:04:07 pm

"What counts with the airborne soldier is that he or she jumps ready to fight and knowing full well that they will likely be outnumbered on the ground and probably surrounded when they land -- assuming they survive the exit and descent required to get at the enemy. These are soldiers who understand, with great serenity, that their survival depends on catching the enemy by surprise, closing with him and killing him -- very likely at close quarters -- with only the food, support, and ammunition they can carry out the door when they jump. And they know they will have to continue this brutal mission until heavier ground forces arrive, or they die in combat."

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New Post! August 17, 2015 @ 02:15:16 am

CHICAGO — A U.S. Army skydiver who had served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries suffered in a midair collision with another jumper during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show, authorities said.

Corey Hood of Cincinnati, Ohio, who had recently turned 32, was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, said Mario Johnson, a Cook County medical examiner's investigator.

He had over 500 jumps not the 200 in the article.


New Post! August 17, 2015 @ 02:51:05 am
hard to blend into a sky to hide till landed.
black at night?

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