While In jump
school at Fort Banning, Georgia. and on our last training jump,
I was the last man out of the door, so I said to the trooper in
front of me, I'm going to hold on to you going out.
I did hold on to
him and to our surprise when we got out of the door, the PROP
BLAST hit, and blew me right up against him.
On the jump the
static line had released from our parachutes, this entangled us
both. My chute opened but his did not.
He yelled, "PULL
YOUR EMERGENCY!" I said," I cant, it's tied up by your
Then I yelled at
him, "PULL YOUR EMERGENCY CHUTE," he did and it barely opened
before we hit the ground with a thud.
We both were just
getting up when, after saying a short prayer, a jeep came
towards us at a fast
When it stopped a
lieutenant came running over and said, "are you men o.k.?"
We assured him we
were, maybe just a few bruises and grazes.
said, "boy I thought I was going to have a lot of paper work to
tiling the lieutenant did was to leave the scene and probably
saved himself some bruises and us a court martial.