2002 Currahee Veterans Memorial Jump
August 15, 2002
Chambersburg, PA

photos from Ronald Helwig (B Co, 1st ABG, 1960-1962)
Chambersburg Skydiveing Center

Chambersburg Skydiving Center

Ground Training

Ground training in the morning

More Ground Training

More ground training

Memorial Ceremony
Andrew Lovy (3rd BN Surgeon, 1967-1968) during the 1 p.m. Memorial Ceremony; other speakers included George Palmer [E Co (Recon), 1st BN, 1968-1969], speaking of the sacrifice through the years; David Rattee [cousin of SGT Carl Allen Rattee, A Co, 3rd BN, KIA 2/19/68], speaking of the legacy left him; Hoyt Bruce Moore III (506th Association Treasurer, A Co, 1st BN, 1970-1971), speaking of the legacy and heritage of the 506th and of the 506th Association; Robert F. Harris, Jr. (Franklin County Director of Veterans Affairs), on behalf of Gold Star Mothers Dorothy Cook (mother of Thomas Ray Cook, Jr., A Co, 2nd BN, KIA 7/26/68) and Ann Dile (mother of Steven O. Dile, B Co, 3rd BN, KIA 1/28/70).

More Training
And even more training in the afternoon . . .
(L): Ronald Helwig (B Co, 1st ABG, 1960-1962)
Octavio Laguna (C Co, 2nd BN, 1964-1966)

The Jump
Finally . . . the jump: Stick Leader Ron Helwig jumps for the first time in 40 years since his last jump in 1962 as a Bravo Bull in the 1st Airborne Battle Group, 506th Infantry.

Stick #2
Stick#2 (Standing L-R): Octavio Laguna (C Co, 2nd BN, 1964-1966); Roger Marshall (RAF; Vietnam Relief, 1968-1972); John Squire (501st, VN, 67-68); MAJ(R) Tom Duckett, III (B Co, 1st BN, 1971); and Stick Leader Ronald Helwig (B Co, 1st ABG, 1960-1962). (Kneeling L-R): Robert Edmiston; Patti Squire; and Robert Sembrat.

(Not Pictured): Ricardo Atristain (2/17th Air Cavalry, 1984-1986); Mark D'Auria; Sean Omas; Greg Knott;
and Mike Lachance (D Co, 3rd BN, 1971).

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