Us army airborne graudating class photos
I think it can equally be said that so-called “elite” military units are the NFL for guys who lack the size or athletic ability to play in the NFL.
In recent years, as more military stuff appeared on such cable channels as the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and Military Channel, I have become concerned that the public is getting a misleading impression about a bunch of military stuff.
I get the impression that civilian parachute schools only take a couple of days, albeit with one-on-one instruction.
On page 61 of his book The Unforgiving Minute, airborne, ranger, West Point graduate and Rhodes Scholar Craig Mullaney says, On 4/12/08, my oldest son and his wife became “airborne” in a civilian sort of way.
At that time, I was a West Point cadet on what civilians would call an internship and had not yet attended jump school.
In July, 1966, I was in an artillery battalion of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY.