My Parachuting History

I started jumping at age 16 and continued throughout  my Army Career. I started jumping back in the day of the demilitarized 28 foot Double "L"s through the current Ram-Air class of canopies. I made 432 jumps in 20 years and only had to use my reserve parachute three times. I had the privilege to Jump with some of the greatest bunch of guys (& gals). I miss the camaraderie the most.

"F" Troop

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Age 16, 1st Jump

Lakewood

New Jersey

Jump School

age 17

82nd Airborne Division

173rd Airborne Bde Fort Campbell Kentucky

20th Special Forces

101st Airborne Div.

I broke my arm on this jump

 

 

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T-10

35" Double L

 Para-Commander

Ram-Air Canopy

 

 

 

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12,000 Feet 

 Jumpmaster

 Instructor

 10,000 Feet

 

 

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 Jumpmaster

Instructor 

 Safety/Training

Free Fall 100 Miles

 Balloon Jump

 Class D "Expert"

       
    FAA - Master Parachute Rigger    

 

Good, Better, Best