GETTING OUT, IN STYLE
A  Paratrooper from the 173rd Airborne Brigade prepares to land at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Sept. 24. The brigade conducted an airborne operation with C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing, stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
A Paratrooper from the 173rd Airborne Brigade prepares to land at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Sept. 24. The brigade conducted an airborne operation with C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing, stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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Paratrooper Leaving Army Does One Last Jump With Pet Fish

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An Army paratrooper commemorates his end of his time on active duty by jumping with his pet Siamese fighting fish named Willy MakeIt. For the jump, Spc. Matthew Tattersall, who is assigned to 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, received a company-grade Article 15 and will serve 12 additional days before ending active service and retiring his uniform.

“The way I see it, if you do the crime, you’d better be willing to do the time,” Tattersall said. “They certainly, if they absolutely wanted to, the punishment could have been far worse, so I’m not upset about anything. I understand that there were going to be consequences for it.”

Get the full story at The Military Times.