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Jake McNiece | 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - Army

8:21   |   (From Interview #2 Jan. 9, 2011 Video #12) After intensive physical training, the new 506th Parachute Regiment went to Fort Benning for jump school. According to Jake McNiece, the first jump was the easiest. After that, you couldn't help but think about what you'd seen on previous jumps.

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