National Defense: Jumpers' Holiday

Colonel William C. Lee, commander of Fort Benning's Provisional Parachute Group, was puzzled when he found five of his hard-bitten parachute soldiers begging for a ride in an Army airplane. He questioned the paratroopers, found that for all their flights they had never been in an airplane when it was landed. They wanted to see what it was like to come down on the cushions instead of on their shanks.


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