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James "FONZ" Fonnesbeck

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Kirk Bastian (aka "Bounce") and the family laid Fonnesbeck to rest yesterday (10-15-11). Funeral was packed, they had to open the extra area to make room. Some good jump stories were told, but the it lasted a solid hour and a half. Now I remember why Frisby never went to the marryin' or the buryin'!

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This is a link to a very touching tribute video to The student Fonz was jumping with. It is also a tribute to James as well and contains actual footage of his last jump.

Be forewarned it is a real tear jerker and hard to watch for friends that knew the Fonz. As a video guy who jumped with James for an entire season it is exactly as I remember him.

He totally nailed the exit out of the 206

Fly free my friend, we will never forget you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8HnjODfSR8
Onward and Upward!

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Was a super nice exit. The guy looked very experienced. the deployment mighta been taking it's time but, didn't look unmanageable. Would sure like to know/see what happened here. seems if it coulda happened to this guy, then it could happen to any of us.

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