Friday, January 19, 2018

Dude jumps with the 82nd and never went to airborne school!

via Army Times
According to the clerk at Fort Benning, Stokes’ jump certificate could not have been real, even if the name had been printed in all caps.

“The certificate I was sent is dated the 12th of August 2000, which was actually a Saturday,” she wrote in an email to the investigator. “Even if the class graduation was delayed due to weather, the certificated would always be dated on Friday, the original graduation date.”

And in his jump log, there are several events from 2003, a time when Stokes was stationed with 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York — which is not an airborne unit.

But one thing was for sure: He did jump with the 82nd.

“Based on the final jump manifest from 28 AUG 2014, proof shows that he actually did jump out of a military aircraft with the unit without being airborne certified,” the investigator wrote in his report.

Three years on, it was difficult to find any leadership at the 82nd familiar with Stokes’ case, but a spokesman for the division reiterated the importance of proper training before jumping out of an aircraft.
Story here. 

This is crazy!

I don't know if I should be mad or in awe of this bastard.  The wrong?  He faked his record, embellished it beyond recognition and he should have to pay for that.

But to jump out of military aircraft without going to jump school?

That is batshit crazy and awesome at the same time!

Wonder how many jumps this fuck has?  Regardless.  I bet they bust him down a rank  and keep him in the 82nd.  This dude is wrong, but it seems kinda right at the same time.

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