Jump Boots – the Airborne trademark

Pacific Paratrooper

508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team

Distinctive as Airborne itself, so are the dark, glistening jump boots of a paratrooper.  Troopers glory in their significance and only they know the secret pride when they glance down at their boots, polished like glass, and see in them the reflected valorous traditions of AIRBORNE _____ By: Cpl. Jim Ethridge

Jump boots belong to the paratroopers!  They are as distinctive as the airborne itself.  Others in the armed forces may wear them, but the dark glistening boots are the original trademark of the swaggering soldiers-of-the-sky.

At Fort Campbell, as with other installations were paratroopers are stationed, it is the jumpers’ delight to “fall out” each morning with starched fatigues, blocked hat and the mirrored footwear.

Corcoran Paratrooper boots

This is true of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat team.  The doughty Red Devils flash all the dash and verve that marked the paratroopers of yesterday. …

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Author: deplorablesunite

I am a divorced father of two daughters. I am a proud Deplorable.

2 thoughts on “Jump Boots – the Airborne trademark”

  1. Served with 1/508 PIR in Vietnam, 1969 — one of three maneuver battalions of 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. I was assigned to 2/321 AFAR as a Cannoneer, but after a month on the guns, was attached to HHC, 1/508 as member of artillery liaison team. No Corcorans in Nam, just jungle boots. “Noli Me Tangere” and “Fury From The Sky”.


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