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Christopher Perrin September 26, 2013 at 01:06 pm
Most people know this already that the parachute reserve is only a comfort item. Unless you can tellRead More right at 4 seconds that you have a malfunction, your gonna hit the ground. While I do not agree with Mr. Rutter about ample time to pull your reserve, I do agree that you are very critically responding to your thread here. Also the first two people on here are just dumb. Anyhow...Unless you are totally focused even the most experienced jumper, or jumpmaster for that, will most likely hit the ground with out his reserve being fully deployed. ......To the editor....Go to the advanced airborne school ...located on Fort Bragg, and get a class on how the reserve works, the altitude we jump at, and what each system does. Rest Easy Airborne Brother, and Brothers.
Kelly Twedell September 26, 2013 at 04:34 pm
Thanks, John & Chris. Somebody from the Airborne did call me and provide me basic talking pointsRead More - I did not want to go too 'in the weeds'. Still waiting for the final report out from Ft. Bragg.
Tommy Brasington September 27, 2013 at 01:01 am
I am curious to know where the inference comes from that his reserve was not pulled?? COL WrightRead More was my commander in the 509th and a very close personal friend, and I normally don't feel the need to answer posts like this one, but really?? No where in the article did the author imply that his reserve was not pulled. Furthermore, COL Wright was a jumpmaster and, trust me, knew what he was doing as he did it for a LONG time. I want to address Paul Cigna on his point...I don't fault you for the question, at least in the sense that to anybody who simply reads this article and does not know him, it is a valid question. But consider what the question might do to those that DO know him. It is absolutely absurd that before any definitive facts are known, you jump right to a conclusion. Finally, he would have NO control over whether his main chute opened at all, so what kind of conclusion could you possibly jump to that would lead you to believe that the question was 1) relevant and 2) appropriate? Good GOD, use some discretion.
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Harlem Journals Sunjata September 10, 2013 at 02:18 pm
My deepest condolences. Anytime one of our soldiers dies, it is a tragedy. Anytime one of our finestRead More and brave soldier dies it is so deeply a feeling of sorrow. May this soldier's family, friends, comrades know that prayers are being sent on behalf of someone who knows what a lost they now must endure. RIP
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Harnett Hawkdriver July 17, 2013 at 06:19 am
Fayetteville has lost one of it's true selfless servants. His program and dedication through yearsRead More of adversity from property owners and the city is a great legacy. He never failed to accomplish his Christmas give-away. I am sure there are many children out there who learned a lesson of hard work and dedication from this man. RIP and God Bless "Bicycle Man"
anantonio alleyne June 16, 2013 at 02:07 pm
My heart goes out to this fallen comrade and his family. I will always keep you and your love onesRead More in my prayers. Rest in peace From 1sg alleyne
Ren Lomeli May 31, 2013 at 05:03 am
i'm going to miss you Dennis.... I love you brother... life will not be the same without you. ThankRead More you for your friendship... <3
Juan Arias June 9, 2013 at 05:10 pm
Bro why? Why? We spoke about it many times. It hurts to see my friends go for dumbt stuff. RIP brooRead More you were a true true friend.
Lucienne DeMeo May 18, 2013 at 01:55 pm
I'm missing you so much. Sleep tight until I see again. Your loving mom
Rick and Ana Grant May 18, 2013 at 03:34 pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the DeMeo family. We are saddened by your loss. Rick and AnaRead More Grant
Mary Sandell July 3, 2013 at 09:50 am
Sending prayers to his family and friends.
Joanne Kane May 8, 2013 at 04:51 pm
God Bless you and your family. Your family was blessed to have such a wonderful and courageousRead More member.
Laura Parker May 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm
My heart goes out to the family of this courageous man. My son is also in SF and I can't imagine howRead More painful this must be for you. I know your proud of Michael, I pray God give you comfort.
riggers-mate May 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm
and so what ? 82 ABN Div....is a Division. It has a lot of soldiers.
Harnett Hawkdriver May 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm
PJS: My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss of what I am sure was a brave andRead More awesome son. You and yours are truly the ones I am talking about who have a right and "need" to know every detail. What I get fumed about is those who feel the need to put that out there in public or the media that does not respect your privacy only to drag the story to a bunch of noset nannies who have never stepped foot on our great post but want to dig up every "conspiracy theory" they can find to make those heros like your son look bad. Thoughts andprayers be with you.
Corriefield May 20, 2013 at 04:31 am
Good grief calm down. No I don't believe the public needs to know. The family members should beRead More informed but I don't believe it's your right to know every detail of each soldiers death. It's probably out of respect for the service members family.
Harnett Hawkdriver March 18, 2013 at 12:32 am
It is a shame that a moment of indescression (racing) has cost two lives. Just as easily have been aRead More couple of high school students or could have been 3 lives taken in this same accident. The stigma of bad driving habits in this town is rampent and it is amazing there are not accidents like this every day. If you sit and watch these main exits of post or the area around the loacl high schools at dismissal you can see why these type of crashes should not be a shocker to anyone.
Elizabeth March 19, 2013 at 03:45 am
A sad ending for those lives and especially for the 3rd driver involved - sounds like he fled theRead More scene???
Donna Swygert March 26, 2013 at 03:41 pm
Rest In Peace Soldier. May God be with your family and friends during this time.
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J. Davis April 25, 2013 at 02:57 pm
I will always remember the fun times we had together. I hope you know now how much you wereRead More loved... J.J.D.
Kristina ellis February 27, 2013 at 05:52 pm
Ssg Canida was a great friend of mine when I was stationed with him at Fort Bragg. He always broughtRead More a smile to my face and helped me see all the good things in life. He was always the one I would talk to when I was feeling low. I am very blessed to have known him for a couple years. I know everyone including me will miss him dearly but he is now with our father and will serve him honorably. To his family and friends, you all will forever be in my heart and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. - Kristina L. Ellis
Rachel Kurzdorfer February 25, 2013 at 10:32 am
I had the privilege of getting to know Mike for a brief period of time. In that time I knew him toRead More be a very zealous and caring individual. He was well versed in the Word of God, and as with any good Christian he was always witnessing and sharing his testimony. He never spoke of his children without love and pride in his voice. He was quick to joke could easily bring a smile to those around him. As an NCO and a man, he lived in selfless service to others. He was someone I always felt at ease around, and I knew that when he listened it was without a judgmental ear. You will be greatly missed...
glenda woodrd February 26, 2013 at 12:39 am
As the Executitive Director of Loaves and Fishes-Feeding the Multitudes I will miss my friend MikeRead More very much. Mike would volunteer 3 times a week and more. when he would come in he would take off his BDU jacket put on an apron make coffee and then ask where he could be the most help. He always wanted to talk about God and his love for people. He took a special interest serving the homeless community. He loved to talk about his children and how much he loved them. I will truely miss Mike and we are planning a memorial service on Saturday at 4:00 pm at 220 Johnson street Love you Mike Mrs Glenda
Mary Newton February 28, 2013 at 05:00 am
Was this fine young man by any chance on psychiatric drugs? There have been far too many suicidesRead More and sudden deaths caused by these dangerous substances. For more details, see Dr. Peter Breggin at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaPFmgLNwYs.