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Helmet cam captures U.S Army's Golden Knights parachute team heading for Great American Ballpark

06-14-2007
Jumping into a stadium, there are alot of things you need to take into account like the winds, the obstacles. There are a lot of things you can run into and the winds tend to swirl around the lip of those stadiums so everyone needs to be cognizant of what their parachute is doing at all times in order to land safely." Said Sgt. Justin Blewitt of the Golden Knights.

After eyeing their target, the Golden Knights get ready to jump.

"What we will do is stack out of the airplane which means we will jump one after the other open our parachutes and follow the leader down into the outfield." Said Sgt. Andrew Starr.

Jumping from 3,500 feet in the air the army soldiers look forward to the best part.

"Really it's the support of the American public you look forward to when that parachute opens up and you can hear that crowd roar and you know they are really supporting what the soldiers are doing and what we are doing for the soldiers that's the most gratifying part. Itís absolutely a rush, it's almost indescribable." Said Sgt. Justing Blewitt.

Thursday's jump was in part to celebrate the Army's 232nd birthday as well as Flag Day.

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Added: Jun-15-2007 
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