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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 May 2018 1:02 p.m. PST

A soldier with the U.S. Army was found guilty on Wednesday of deliberately destroying three Army vehicles by cutting the parachute straps on Humvees that were dropped during an airborne exercise in southern Germany…


zoneofcontrol10 May 2018 1:14 p.m. PST

Read this in the news just before "tuning in" here to TMP land. Would be nice if after his dismissal, they would fly him home and "drop him off" in his backyard.

cloudcaptain10 May 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

I recall that clip making the rounds awhile back. Glad they found the cause

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2018 2:03 p.m. PST

Oh, I see, he cut the straps *before* they dropped.

Would be a rather different story if they charged him for cutting the straps after landing…

PrivateSnafu10 May 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

NO Laughing!

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

Punished for laughing? i'd be laughing too, that's part of the fun of being in the military. We laughed when guys flipped their forklift of the loading doc and when the crane dropped our van and the A/C unit slammed on the computers. the other guy had to know that they'd go looking for the cause of the failures though.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 May 2018 8:26 p.m. PST

How did he manage to do it on three different aircraft though?

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 10:15 p.m. PST

As I understand it he was a parachute packer so his work was on several planes. Inexcusable, make him pay for the vehicles when he gets out of prison.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
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korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 4:12 a.m. PST

Doesn't look like he got prison, just kicked out….

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