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Paul A Bender D-4093

 


buff  (D 30567)

Mar 7, 2011, 6:32 PM
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Last flight 6 March 2011 at KSUPC DZ

600+ jumps. Former Army airborne. Picture from 31 Jul 2010 first jump in 15 years.

Blue Skies Paul


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Mar 8, 2011, 7:36 AM
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 BSBD My Friend. Paul Bender is on the far right hand side.

He was a regular at KSU Parachute Club, he's been jumping with us for the last season. We all called him "Pappa Jerkey" because he would bring these giant 10+ Gallon bags full of deer and beef jerkey and it would feed the entire Dropzone all day, and hardly make a dent in his supply.

My best memory of his was at the last Christmas Party. he showed up to the Pot-Luck style meal, and of course his 'dish' was a few giant bags of jerkey. we had some very good heart-to-hearts. He talked a lot about rigging in the 1970's.. He held back and chest ratings, and at the time, had a large clientele ranging from Oklahoma to Nebraska and most of Kansas.

He also discussed how his desire to come back skydiving helped him pull himself out of Alcoholism in the early to mid-90's. It was his motivator, along with his family, who we know he loved, and his job.

You will be missed, Pappa Jerkey.
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