FREE FALL 

1992

Paratrooper

Filename: Qrndt, Philip W.
Srial Number: 664-2781-BS10
Primary Military Speciality: Paratrooper
Secondary Military Speciality: Infantry
Birthplace: Downers Grove, Illinois
Grade: E-6

Before a qualified paratrooper can take the gruelling Airborne Ranger training course, he must attend a three week Ranger Indoctrination Programme that is guaranteed to weed out 40% of the candidates. Next, there's a three week Pre-Ranger Programme to prepare the cnadidates for the full eight weeks of unprecedented stress, pain, discomofrt, snake-eating, forced marching, slepplessness, and jumping out of an aircraft with knives between thier teeth, just like actual combat, but without the ammo. FREE FALL enjoyed every minute of it!

"Here is a trooper who exemplifies the very best we can produce. Someone who is highly motivated, possesses an unparalleled degree if technical skill and boundless fonts of energy and determination. He can run faster, jump higher, and do more push-ups than any soldier who has ever survived Ranger School. He has a Master's degree in Eastern Philosophy and is honest to a fault. His only problem is that his ego is about as big as the Grand Canyon!"