07.13.2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Medal of Honor Recipient Skydives over Washington D.C. With Team Fastrax

Professional Skydiving Team Fastrax jumps with Petry

Skydiver, professional speaker and former U.S. Army Ranger David Hart recently had the good fortune to exit an airplane at 10,000 feet  over  Washington, D.C. with U.S. Army Ranger SFC Leroy Petry attached  in tandem. Hart’s brother John shot the photos in freefall over Reagan National Airport, the Potomac River and the National Mall.

“The plane made a second pass at 6,000 feet  with Dana Bowman and other members of Team Fastrax jumping with large U.S. Flags,” said Hart. “Everyone landed in a 100 x 100 foot area of  turf in front of the National Harbor Conference Center. Following the jump the USMC Honor Guard performed for everyone. The event was hosted by the GE Veterans Support Group.”

Ranger Petry protected his Ranger unit in combat by grabbing a live grenade with his bare hand, which was blown off. Check out his new bionic right hand in the photos. When asked if he had any regrets, he said “I wish I would have grabbed the grenade with my left hand.” Petry is the only living Medal of Honor recipient still on active duty.

For more information on David Hart and Team Fastrax, visit http://blueskies175.wordpress.com/.

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