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August 26, 2010

VIDEO: Army Parachute Jumper Gets Caught on Flagpole at Texas Rangers Game

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
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Best known for their beautiful, flag-waving jumps into stadiums during emotional national anthems, the US Army’s Golden Knights hit a bit of a snag Wednesday night while descending into Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas before a game against the Minnesota Twins. All went well until wind blew one of the jumpers off course, getting his ‘chute caught on a flagpole at the highest point of the stadium. Luckily, the soldier was able to free himself and walk away atop the rafters.



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