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Gory, Gory, what a Hell of a... National Airborne Day

In honor of National Airborne Day, here’s a bit of dark paratrooper humor.

Presumably intended to instill proper respect for the grim dangers of jump school, … 495 more words


A Beautiful Day in the Life of An Old Paratrooper

Here are Eric Labourdette’s  own words about his jump into La Friere Bridge zone in June 2017.   https://talesalongtheway.com/2017/08/11/eric-labourette-guide-extraordinaire/

” I wanted to jump to honor and remember the sacrifice of all those paratroopers who gave their lives  for our freedom.   247 more words

Thank a Paratrooper

August 16, 1940, marks the date of the first official Army parachute jump at Ft. Benning, Georgia. The successful jump validated the innovative concept of inserting United States… 309 more words

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First 4th Generation Paratrooper to Graduate Airborne School

By Megan Garcia, Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs

FORT BENNING, Ga. (Aug. 16, 2017) – Service members wearing olive-green helmets with black numbers and letters on it line up on several steps as they wait their turn to practice landing techniques after jumping out of an airplane. 1,349 more words

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Eric Labourette, Guide Extraordinaire

Our sightseeing days in Normandy were Saturday and Sunday which made it possible to have Eric Labourdette available to  be our guide.  On our visit  in 1999 , we had no guide.   408 more words