23. Airborne Operation Photos - Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg, NC - Flag Day, June 14, 1984

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Mike Vigenski and others in the Assembly Area beside Sicily Drop Zone

Mike is rolling up the sleeves of his BDU Jacket (BDU = Battle Dress Uniform, i.e. his Shirt) To do this the military way you had to take your shirt off. We always rolled down our sleeves for a parachute jump, no matter how hot it was; Safty First. Having your sleeves down would give your skin a little more protection in case you got dragged across the ground by your parachute or landed in the trees.

The Dude From Virginia