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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Army Paratroopers rescued by firefighters

http://tdn.com/news/state-and-region...c29d3c436.html

Anyone else think it's funny (in a sad sort of way) that people trained to go into combat by jumping from airplanes had to be rescued after getting caught in trees? Aren't they trained to adapt to conditions???

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 10:55 AM
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Agree. I can make many assumptions for the benefit of the troopers, but still funny.

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Bernie, depends on their skill level, and if they were hung up on the top of a 50 to 80 high tree. In a training jump, they might not have carried the necessary gear to get down on their own. Or the jump master didn't want to take chances of serious injuries. The news story was light on details.....but it was funny in a Keystone Cops sort of way

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 07:25 AM
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Jump school does not train you to climb out of trees. They only train you to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
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Jump school does not train you to climb out of trees. They only train you to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
so true - they must have been high up as they didnt resort to their training and open their reserve and climb down - thank god i never had a tree landing, came close a few times due to some fucked up newbie JMs and ground personnel who couldnt read a anemometer worth a shit - i remember coming off of Friar DZ at fort benning on a night jump and our bad ass CSM, tabbed out SF-ranger viet nam vet hit the trees and broke his femur - he was laying there on the ground with medic and his leg was turned 90deg and fucked up and he tore his asshole from a branch goin up it - poor bastard.

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Are you sure it was a branch and not a Pringles can?
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