Melvin B, "Mel" Echelberger
was a jump-qualified medical x-ray technician who graduated from jump
school at Fort Benning, Georgia, with five jumps using a T-7 'chute
completed between 4 February and 8 February 1954.
Following graduation he was transferred to the 508th at
Fort Campbell, Kentucky the 508th in Kentucky. While at Fort
Campbell, now using the T-10, he completed nine more jumps between 5
March 1954 and 6 April 1955.
After the 508th arrived in Japan, he made his 15th jump.
Since this book was filled, whether he began entering a
second jump book is uknown.