Gerard Forken ©Stars and StripesSouth Vietnam, August 21, 1967: Participants in the 101st Airborne's "jump school" at Phan Rang await the moment of truth as they prepare to parachute from an Air Force C-123 in the skies over South Vietnam. When the grueling, eight-day course ended, 46 U.S. servicemen received their "jump wings."

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