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Death from above and the incredible trip to the ground

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Death from above and the incredible trip to the groundBob Johansen Jr. tells his story of life as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne.
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Death from above and the incredible trip to the ground

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IT'S A SIGHTRETIRED ARMY 82ND AIRBOURNEVETERAN BOB JOHANSEN JUNIORHAS SEEN DOZENS OF TIMESSERVING IN ONE OF THE MOSTWELL KNOWN AMERICAN MILITARYUNITS TONIGHT IN OUR ━ ━CWEALTH MANAGEMENT VOICE FORVETERANS SEGMENT, WMAR2 NEWS'EDDIE KADHIM TELLS HISINCREDIBLE TRIP TO THE GROUNDAND HOW ALL THOSE LANDINGSTOOK A TOLL.12.09:1━12:09:22“Americanparachutistsevparachutistsevilparachutistsevilsparachutistsevils inparachutistsevils in bparachutistsevils in bagparachutistsevils in baggyppanpantspants apants arepants are lpants are lespants are lesspants are less thpants are less thanpants are less than 1pants are less than 100pants are less than 100 mpants are less than 100 metpants are less than 100 meterpants are less than 100 metersffrofromfrom mfrom myfrom my oufrom my outpfrom my outpofrom my outpostfrom my outpost lfrom my outpost linfrom my outpost line.from my outpost line”from my outpost line” Tfrom my outpost line” THfrom my outpost line” THE82ND AIRBOURN━DEATH FROMABOVE.

Bob Johansen Jr. UnitedStates Army Veteran11:37:3━11:37:42“I joinedthe army to be a badasssomewhat ya know and be atough guy.

I was not a desktype of person” BOB JOHANSENJR. ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN ALLAMERICA━ HE EARNED THAT NAMTHROUGH THE FAMED 82NDAIRBOURNE.

11:49:4━11:49:51“Amphibious jungle trainingdown in Panama.

11:50:07━11:50:14“Went to deserttraining in Death Valley fortwo weeks.

My last unit was aBlackhawk unit” HE BECAME ASGT.

WITHEN 3 YEAR━ SERVINGDURING THE COLD WAR HE SAW THEUNIFORMS CHANGE FROM THE OLIVETO CAMO.

11:52:2━11:52:36“That was the first time theystarted drones around thatperiod around 1983.

We had toactually fire a real stingermissile at drones out there ithe desert” A LINE OFPARATROOPS READY FOR A DROP ISCALLED A STICK.

ONE LATE NIGDROP HE WAS NUMBER 50 OF 5━THE END OF THE STICK ENDED UPIN BRANCHES 20 FEET IN THEAIR.

11:41:5━11:42:04“Ijust hanging guys, ya know.

Isaid can you get me down, Icanrelease myself I was alltangled up with all myequipment and everything.INSTEAD OF WAITING HE CUTHIMSELF OUT AND FELL TO THEGROUND.

11:42:2━11:42:43“Surprisingly the Army chargedme for that parachute and Icouldngovernment issue thyouGovernment Issue.

Evenyourself is Government Issue”$110 BUCK━ HE GOT TO KEEPTHE PARACHUTE.

HE USED IT AS ADECORATION AT HIS BROTHERSWEDDING.

HIS 46 JUMPS ALSOEARNED HIM TWO HIPREPLACEMENTS.

WHEN HE CAME TOTHE VA THEY KNEW WHAT HE DIDBASED OFF OF HIS INJURIE━BUILDING A PERSONALCONNECTION.

11:56:1━11:56:29“Eating something good or justyou know doing something goodfor yourself.

When I leave theVA or after talking to aveteran I feel so much betterabout myself and about othpeople” HE HASN'T JUMPEDSINCE HE RETIRED.12:09:2━12:09:45“I cansleep at nights they pop upfrom no where and we neverknow when or how they willstrike next.

Seems like theblack hearted devils areeverywhere” THE MEMORIES OFTHE VIEW FROM ABOVE ONLYOVERSHADOWED BY THE MEN ANDWOMEN HE SOARED WITH.

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