Aug 11, 2009, 1:17 PM
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Anyone know of Ted Braden, 60s Army Golden Arrows jumper
Ted Braden competed in the early 60s, member of US Army Golder Arrows team. Went to Nam as Special Forces soldier (Green Beret) and likely took part in some really scary SOG HALO recon jumps deep into enemy territory. Braden deserted.
Later he turns up in Africa as a mercenary, but was not prosecuted for desertion. Used fake ID of a missing or killed US soldier.
You might view most folks on the DB Cooper forum as lunatics, but check this out: Some of Braden's Special Forces cohorts think he might have been DB Cooper. They say Braden looked a LOT like the FBI witness sketches of Cooper.
Braden was on the run at the time, needed money, had the jump skills etc. Braden might also have been aware of the Air America 727 jumps made in Thailand. The Air America 727 jumps are not rumor, video links are posted and the foootage is fascinating.
Check out the DB Cooper forum and if you have any relevant Braden info you might post it there. No proof Braden was DB Cooper, but he makes an intersting candidate.
(This post was edited by 377 on Aug 11, 2009, 4:30 PM)