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 Over a dozen Skysoldiers injured
abnk  [Team Member]
10/7/2011 9:08:17 AM EDT
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2046471/Dozens-U-S-paratroopers-injured-mock-battle-Slovakians-goes-horrifically-wrong.html#ixzz1a6JNnmwP

It's an occupational hazard. In my last jump at Salerno DZ, I was one of two jumpers from my stick who didn't land on trees.
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RickNC  [Member]
10/12/2011 6:30:08 AM EDT
Comes with the territory. I was on a couple big jumps like this and quite a few guys got hurt. Hope those troopers recover.
mike-munich  [Team Member]
10/12/2011 6:48:52 AM EDT
Yeah, Hohenfels isn't an easy terrain. Plus the gusty winds right now...
mike3000fl  [Member]
10/14/2011 10:04:12 PM EDT
my personal experiences have shown that once the o-club has put enough effort into planning a jump involving multiple units, bad conditions are sometimes overlooked so that the timeline isn't f-ed up. units may only have birds for so long, dz may only be available so long, etc. this is where good judgement gets lost and joe gets the short stick.



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