Marine dies in skydiving accident

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    Yes, I would sure like to learn more of the details. I was surprised to learn the Marines were using a private airfield/ jump school.

    In reflecting on this incident, I was reminded of how dangerous a military career can be. Even in peacetime, service members are severly injured in accidents while training or doing their job. It is a dangerous occupation. Accidental discharges, vehicle rolls in rough terrain, short rounds, defective munitions, and many other acciddents can kill or maim.

    God bless 'em.
     
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    Yeah the dangers went through my mind too, but I didn't mention it because i didn't want to think about it. Just finished reading "Lone Survivor" and a short biography of Michael Murphy last week and those books as well as this article have really brought it home to me again... probably more than it ever has been.
     

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