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This was about 1977 or so when I was around 22 years old.
I was a member of Birmingham Parachute Assn.(Birmingham, Alabama)
I made my 5 static line jumps and a couple of hot & pops there.
Now at 60 years of age I find myself interested again, just did a tandem on 9/20.:ph34r:
Maybe AFF is in my future, we'll see where it goes from here.:o

Ron

ATP B-727 B767-757 CFI-II

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I don't know who created this patch but I think it was to commemorate the world's first "All Couples Star" in Riverview, FL around 1975, There were four sets of husbands and wives in the formation: Ruth and Lance Lanier, Ski and Donna Chmielewski, Ed and Charlene Moore, and Pat and Connie Moore. I built seven of the eight rigs in that shot. Freefall photo taken by Mike Swain. We used two 182s and had to squeeze six people in one to get Mike on board to take shots. And yes, we did bust the clouds.

The photo of the formation is part of the banner of DZGone.com
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B-4600, C-3615, D-1814, Gold Wings #326, Diamond Wings #152.

If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room!

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Here are my Nationals patches from Marana, AZ in '69 and Plattsburgh, NY in '70. I also competed at Tahlequah, OK in '72 and '73
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B-4600, C-3615, D-1814, Gold Wings #326, Diamond Wings #152.

If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room!

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Soooo, I was going through some of my Dad's old stash, and came across this "banner" he made. It hung in the hall of our home, my entire childhood. Enjoy...

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I'm behind the bar at Sloppy Joe's....See ya in the Keys!

Muff 4313

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This one covered the back of an old Pioneer double zipper jumpsuit. I jumped it once, then "retired" it. Found some pea gravel from the old pit at West Point (Skydive the Point), in the pockets!

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I'm behind the bar at Sloppy Joe's....See ya in the Keys!

Muff 4313

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Hi Chris,

I couldn't help noticing that little patch marked "5 June 1944" at the right of plate #1. Did your dad jump into St. Mere Eglise the night before D Day? If so, what unit was he with at the time? Did he talk about those experiences?

I'm attaching my one and only patch from my short civilian career.

Al Paradowski
SCR 002

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Hey Al,
My Dad would have only been 12 in 1944. Not sure where he got that patch. He and my Mom were stationed in France and Germany in the '50's and '60's. He may have picked it up then...We moved back state side in about '69.
I'm behind the bar at Sloppy Joe's....See ya in the Keys!

Muff 4313

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