Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast #259

Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne, features Skip Mondragon who served over 26 years in the US Army and 18 months in combat zones.

Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

Colonel Dr Donald ‘Skip’ Mondragon of the 101st Airborne Division, served over 26 years in the US Army. He spent 18 months in combat zones and retired at the rank of colonel.

Transcript from ‘Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne’ podcast

Skip – I received an army ROTC scholarship and my college career started off at the university of Notre-Dame. I remember you spent a lot of time talking about your airborne jumps. It reminded me of going to airborne school after my freshman year of college.

Well I made five jumps so I qualified and I’ve got to get this right on the camera. I did get my airborne wings but I never made any combat jumps.

Chris – I like talking about my parachute course because a lot of time in my military career was very boring. The parachute course was being paid to do something that was so much fun.

Skip – I had some upperclassmen, they were going to attend airborne school and then go on to ranger school. They asked me if I wanted to go to airborne school and I thought about it for probably 20 seconds, no more than 30 seconds.

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