Tony Goes Airborne

Graduation - August 30, 2001

Tony completed all 5 required jumps to get his wings. Tom, Tommy and Scott drove down to Georgia to see his last two jumps. The next day was graduation and a family member would be allowed to pin Tony's wings on him, Tommy was chosen for this honor. We have pics below from the jumps, graduation, places and family pictures from hotel, Fort Benning and the van trip.


I am an Airborne trooper! A PARATROOPER!

I jump by parachute from any plane in flight. I volunteered to do it, knowing well the hazards of my choice.

I serve in a mighty Airborne Force--famed for deeds in war-renowned for readiness in peace. It is my pledge to uphold its honor and prestige in all I am-all I do.

I am an elite trooper-a sky trooper-a shock trooper-a spearhead trooper. I blaze the way to far-flung goals-behind, before, above the foe's front line.

I know that I may have to fight without support for days on end. Therefore, I keep mind and body always fit to do my part in any Airborne task. I am self-reliant and unafraid. I shoot true, and march fast and far. I fight hard and excel in every art and artifice of war.

I never fail a fellow trooper. I cherish as a sacred trust the lives of men with whom I serve. Leaders have my fullest loyalty, and those I lead never find me lacking.

I have pride in the Airborne! I never let it down!

In peace, I do not shrink the dullest of duty nor protest the toughest training. My weapons and equipment are always combat ready. I am neat of dress-military in courtesy-proper in conduct and behavior.

In battle, I fear no foe's ability, nor underestimate his prowess, power and guile. I fight him with all my might and skills-ever alert to evade capture or escape a trap. I never surrender, though I be the last.

My goal in peace and war is to succeed in any mission of the day-or die, if need be, in the try.

I belong to a proud and glorious team - the Airborne, the Army, my Country. I am its chosen pride to fight where others may not go-to serve them well until the final victory.

I am the trooper of the sky! I am my Nation's best! In peace and war I never fail. Anywhere, anytime, in anything-


Jump Pictures
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Airborne Graduation Day
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Family and Places of Interest
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