Veterans visit during Open Hangar Day


By Kathleen Guill - kguill@civitasmedia.com



From left, Steve Thomas and his father Norwood Thomas attend Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.. Norwood Thomas is a World War II veteran who was part of the invasion into Normandy.


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Smoke bombs were let off as a guiding point for the paratroopers so they would know where to aim when they jumped at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Paratrooper Andrew Kristopik helped Retired Marine Sgt. Doug DuBois into his parachute to demonstrate all of the safety checks they have to do before anyone is allowed to jump at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Paratrooper Andrew Kristopik helped Retired Marine Sgt. Doug DuBois into his parachute to demonstrate all of the safety checks they have to do before anyone is allowed to jump at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Paratrooper Andrew Kristopik helped Retired Marine Sgt. Doug DuBois into his parachute to demonstrate all of the safety checks they have to do before anyone is allowed to jump at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Army Veteran Marshall Scantlin visited with Miss Frederick Logan Coleman at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Army Veteran Marshall Scantlin visited with Miss Frederick Logan Coleman at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Army Veteran Marshall Scantlin visited with Miss Frederick Logan Coleman at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Kathleen Healey portrays one of the women whose job it was to parachute into occupied France during World War II and then blend in and carry out whatever orders she’d been given.


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World War II veteran Richard Adams pins wings on Will Kristopik at the graduation ceremony held at Open Hangar Day July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Paratroopers jumped out of an authentic World War II C-47 aircraft at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Local World War II veteran Ralph Heap pinned the wings onto a jump school graduate at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Boomer Lucas and Harley Sample are planning to go through Summer Jump School 2018 before joining the Marine Corp and the Army respectively. Lucas is currently working on his Eagle Scout project for Frederick Boy Scout Troop 220.


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Andrew and Will Kristopik are father and son paratroopers. Will Kristopik earned his wings at Open Hangar Day held July 22 at the Frederick Army Airfield.


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Isabel Goodwin attended Open Hangar Day with her mom Laura Goodwin, who is the Public Relations Officer for the 82nd Airborne Demonstration Team.


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Jump School graduate Christopher Somers came in from McPherson, Kan. and brought his family with him. Wyatt Somers poses with his father’s canine partner, a well behaved German Shepherd.


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Summer Jump School 2017 culminated in Open Hangar Day July 22. Military displays and memorabilia were displayed by various vendors and historians. Members of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team were dressed in WWII uniforms and attire. Even some visitors got into the spirit of World War II and dressed up. David Brothers from the Air
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