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Two Golden Knights Receive Soldier's Medal

Posted By Blackfive • [December 13, 2013]

Any free fall parachutist's worst nightmare...

Everything was wrong.

Two members of the Golden Knights parachute team were tangled together, plummeting to Earth at 65 mph with little chance of survival.

One of them, Sgt. David Echeverry, was being strangled by a parachute cord. He knew that he and his teammate, Staff Sgt. Christopher Clark, couldn't survive if they remained entwined. So in his last moments of consciousness, he pulled his release cord, hoping to give his partner a chance...

Read what happened next at the Stars & Stripes.


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