Airborne

Airborne

Airborne! 99 year old Normandy Vet jumps again

Last week, Round Canopy Parachute Team conducted Operation Black Cat. This was an event designed to honor Airborne troops of the past. Although many notable Veterans showed up, the show was stolen by Jim “Pee-Wee” Martin. Martin, 99, was a member of G Company / 506th PIR / 101st Airborne Division in WWII. He jumped into Normandy …

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Just another day in the life for paratroopers? Evening jump gone wrong.

On October 2nd, a C-130 carrying 87 soldiers during an Arctic Anvil evening exercise missed the intended drop zone at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.  This caused a majority of the paratroopers to land in the surrounding trees and 22 of them to sustain minor injuries.  Arctic Anvil is the largest exercise held at Shelby in almost …

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