©Copyright Juan K Lovin
Knoxville, TN. 2002. All rights reserved.


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RIGGERS OF THE 50’S

CONTENTS


NOTE FROM JKL


INTRODUCTION

THE RIGGER’S PLEDGE

WHAT IS A RIGGER?


RIGGER SCHOOL


I. PARACHUTE PACKING

WHAT IS A RIGGER?

FINAL TEST

PARACHUTES - START TO END

PARACHUTE JUMPING SEQUENCE

PARACHUTE OPENING SEQUENCE

II. AERIAL DELIVERY

RIGGED HEAVY EQUIPMENT

HEAVY EQUIPMENT DROP SEQUENCE

III. AIRBORNE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

RIGGER INSPECTIONS

GRADUATION - WE ARE RIGGERS

TALES FROM RIGGER SCHOOL

OPERATION GYROSCOPE

THE START

NO COMPANY TO REPLACE

LAST DAY AT FORT CAMPBELL

SHIPMENT OF PARACHUTES

WELCOME TO GERMANY

ARRIVAL AT GABLINGEN KASERNE

PS&M COMPANY

WHO IS PS&M COMPANY?

PS&M COMPANY'S ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

11TH AIRBORNE DIV DEPENDS ON PACKER'S SKILLS

PARACHUTE'S CYCLE

RIGGERS ASSIGNED HAZARDOUS DUTY

BACK TO REGULAR DUTY

REFERENCE ARTICLES

Parachute Maintenance Company - Ever Dependable

DIVISION DEPENDENTS ON PACKER'S SKILL

PM Co Arrives Ready For Work

Gablingen DZ Extended

PS&M Located at Gablingen Kaserne

Note from jkl


What you see here is the product of the memory, or imagination, of an “old” Rigger of what took place almost 50 years ago – I am surprised I even remembered that I went to Rigger School. I have no notes or written documents. A few of the pictures I had in my scrapbook did have a name on them. So if you find errors, omissions, or have something to add please contact me at:


Juan 1957

aandjlovin@comcast.net or
Juan K Lovin
11307 Morgan Overlook Drive
Knoxville, TN 37931








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