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Ft Hood Skydivers in 1970's

 


d16842  (D 16842)

Jan 20, 2012, 10:08 AM
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I was going through some old logbooks from Ft Hood Parachute Club from the mid-70's, and can't read a lot of signatures. Does anyone who did Army sport skydiving during the period have one of General John Singlaub that I could compare to?

How many from Ft Hood then are still in the sport? If anyone jumped there then, or knows someone you think may have, please give them my email address, or send theirs to me please.

Tom Birdwell


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airathanas  (D 29277)

Jan 24, 2012, 11:18 AM
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There isn't a Fort Hood Parachute Club anymore. The closest dropzone is Skydive Temple in Salado Texas. That might be a good place to start but it wasn't around in the 1970s.

BTW I'm a jumper and I work at Fort Hood (Army contractor, been here for 4 years)


drjump  (D 2785)

Jan 25, 2012, 5:46 AM
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I made 5 jumps there in Sept. 1972. The Ft. Hood club hosted the USPA conference meet for the classic events and 4 man RW and ten man speed stars. Great chance for us civiilians to jump choppers!


polekat0033  (B 4000)

Jun 17, 2012, 1:17 PM
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Sorry, no record of having jumped with Singlaub, in fact may have been too early - 1965. Made a lot of jumps with Gene Ritchie D-256. Was interested to see his name, tho' it took me a couple of minutes to realize that when he signed the log book, he used "Wm."


PCdriver

Jun 25, 2012, 7:13 PM
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I jumped with him once but never got him to sign my book. Actually I don't think it even occurred to me to even try. Interestingly, no one could do a stand up landing that day. It wasn't "military" (needed to do a PLF), so the general didn't approve. I forgot and stood up my 7TU. Then immediately fell down.


Gtoxke  (C 764)

Sep 15, 2013, 5:11 PM
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The '70's were way past my time. I was with the Fort Good Skydivers from Feb, 1961 to Sept, 1962.



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