Hannah 11- Hawaiian Blue
My first sky jump as an airborne soldier is a memory I never want to relive.
The jumpmaster’s loud commanding voice overpowered the noise of the planes engines, giving me and the other jumpers the courage to take the leap. We were 3,000 feet off the ground. Who wouldn’t be nervous? But as my parachute opened, like a flower that was newly sun-kissed, my fear was replaced by calmness. I saw the vast expanse of blue while floating in the air, and I felt peace.
Once a Marine, always a Marine. I was one from 1987 to 1991.