You Never Stop Being A Paratrooper

Some of you know this man. He has been a Paratrooper for a long time.

A U.S. Army Paratrooper practices Sustained Airborne Training during Leapfest 2018 at the University of Rhode Island in West Kingston, R.I., Aug. 1, 2018. Leapfest is the largest, longest-standing, international static line parachute training event and competition hosted by the 56th Troop Command, Rhode Island Army National Guard, to promote high level technical training and esprit de corps within the International Airborne community. Over 300 Paratroopers from nine different countries are participating this year. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Justin P. Morelli)

11 Responses to “You Never Stop Being A Paratrooper”

  1. Stefan S. says:

    Yeah got the bad knees and hips to prove it. (24 years on jump status)

  2. Gerard says:

    Years of jumps have to play hell w your whole body

  3. Jack Griffin says:

    I, like many of my brothers, did it solely for the prestige associated with participating in Fort Bragg Clean Sweep.

  4. patrulje68 says:

    At a Leapfest in the 90’s I learned 2 very important things. That when it comes to food fights lobsters are a weapon of terror and baked potatoes hurt.

  5. willsew4kit says:

    It ain’t the years, its the miles” said Indiana Jones.
    Well done Eric. How’d you figure it out?

  6. Ex11A says:

    Then I am owed a whole lot of back jump pay…

  7. James says:

    The man the myth the legend!