Airborne & Special Operations Museum, Fayetteville, NC
Day 78 kicked off at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum here in Fayetteville, North Carolina.The team had a great morning chatting to the general public about their walk, handing out flyers and spreading the word about the importance of military mental health. They were incredibly honored to be welcomed by the museum on National Airborne Day.
Eleven soldiers from the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Team, the Black Daggers, stepped out of a plane circling 2,000 feet above the city. Trailing smoke and carrying flags, the soldiers spiralled down to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum shortly before noon, while National Airborne Day celebrations were underway.
Meanwhile, inside the museum, the team had the opportunity to meet Ivan Castro, long-standing supporter of Walking With The Wounded, who was headlining a series of military talks in the museum's auditorium. Ivan was blinded as a result of a shrapnel injury he received in Iraq in 2006. He has since completed more than two dozen marathons and took part in Walking With The Wounded's South Pole Allied Challenge in 2013 alongside Expedition Patron, Prince Harry.