Last active-duty jump for double amputee

Last active-duty jump for double amputee

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    Last active-duty jump for double amputee

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    Staff Sgt. Shaun Meadows felt the adrenaline pumping, just like his first jump oh so many years ago — before he was an airman.

    This 200th-plus time would be different, though. It would be his last and one for the record book: Never before had an active-duty double amputee dropped from an Air Force plane. He hadn’t had a parachute back on since he lost his legs two years ago in Afghanistan — and he was ready.

    He looked out the wide-open back of the C-17 Globemaster III, down to the field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Then, on titanium legs, with their hydraulic mechanisms, microchips and weight sensors, he stepped out into nothingness and made history.

    Meadows, a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, went into his freefall. As the earth came rushing up, he opened his chute and settled into a sitting position. Before he knew it, he touched ground and skidded gracefully to a stop.

    “I wanted to do [a] stand-up landing, but I was screaming in pretty fast,” he said.
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    God bless him, and all who served with him!
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    Its stories like this that keep me motivated.
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    That takes "All the Way" even further. Well done, Staff Sergeant.
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    AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY !!!

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    Good for him...
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    "ALL THE WAY" to a true hero,SSG Meadows!
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    Thumbs up

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