02. Airborne Operation Photos - Fort Bragg, NC - June 14, 1984

3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division

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A couple of "Cherries" (New Guys) in 3rd Squad; Ward and Butler (and half of Maldin)

Ward & Butler have their "Dog Tags" out. Ward has his wallet & Military ID in his other hand. That was part of "manifest call"

You had to have ID to get on the Air Force planes for a jump because they wanted to be able to identify your body in case the plane crashed or you spiraled into the ground during the jump. (Click on the photo below for more on "Dog Tags".)

What The Hell Are Dog Tags?