Tag Archive: Airborne

2 Boys Injured After ‘Bounce House’ Flies 20 Feet Into Air



Bouncy House



” Two boys, ages 5 and 6, in upstate New York were seriously injured Monday after an inflatable bounce house went airborne, according to police.

  The house reached heights of between 15 and 20 feet, the South Glens Falls Police Department said in a statement.

  Police said the two boys were still in the hospital Wednesday and are in stable condition, according to the Associated Press. One boy, who suffered a head injury, is in a medically induced coma, AP reports.

  One boy was dropped onto a parked car and the other landed in the street. A 10-year-old girl was also tossed from the bounce house and suffered minor injuries, reports WNYT-TV in Albany.”


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” Thirty-two of the world’s best snipers met at Fort Bragg, N.C. to face off in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Sniper Competition, Dec. 2-6.

  A two-man team assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) emerged as this year’s winner. Second place went to a team from 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), with third place going to the Navy SEALs assigned to Naval Special Warfare-East.”













Spectacular Flight Over Water








‘Dirty Dozen’ WWII Hero Dies

” James “Jake” McNiece, a World War II hero whose leadership inspired the 1967 film “The Dirty Dozen,” died Monday at the age of 93.

The Oklahoman reported:

Hours before the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion, McNiece led 18 paratroopers behind enemy lines to destroy two bridges and control a third to prevent German reinforcements from moving into Normandy and to cut off retreating German troops. Sixteen of his men were killed during the 36-day mission, in which they also cut enemy communications and supply lines.

France presented McNiece with the Legion of Honor Medal, France’s highest order, in September. ”

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…  ‘We Were Soldiers’ Movie, Dies In Georgia





” Basil L. Plumley, a renowned career soldier whose exploits as an Army infantryman were portrayed in a book and the movie “We Were Soldiers,” has died at 92 — an age his friends are amazed that he lived to see.

Plumley fought in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam and was awarded a medal for making five parachute jumps into combat. The retired command sergeant major died Wednesday.

Friends said Plumley, who died in hospice care in west Georgia, never told war stories and was known to hang up on people who called to interview him. Still, he was near-legendary in the Army and gained more widespread fame through a 1992 Vietnam War book that was the basis for the 2002 movie starring Mel Gibson. Actor Sam Elliott played Plumley in the film.

Plumley didn’t need a Hollywood portrayal to be revered among soldiers, said Greg Camp, a retired Army colonel and former chief of staff at neighboring Fort Benning who befriended Plumley in his later years.

“He’s iconic in military circles,” Camp said. “Among people who have been in the military, he’s beyond what a movie star would be. … His legend permeates three generations of soldiers.” “