My Parachuting History

I started jumping at age 16 and continued throughout  my Army Career. I started jumping back in the day of the demilitarized 28 foot Double "L"s through the current Ram-Air class of canopies. I made 432 jumps in 20 years and only had to use my reserve parachute three times. I had the privilege to Jump with some of the greatest bunch of guys (& gals). I miss the camaraderie the most.

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Age 16, 1st Jump


New Jersey

Jump School

Ft. Benning, GA

age 17

82nd Airborne Division

Ft. Bragg, NC

173rd Airborne Bde Fort Campbell, Kentucky

20th Special Forces,


101st Airborne Div.

I broke my arm on this jump


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35" Double L


Ram-Air Canopy




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12,000 Feet 



 10,000 Feet



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Free Fall

 Balloon Jump

 Class D "Expert"


FAA Master Parachute Rigger