Army’s Airdropped Humvees Don’t Survive Fall Without Parachutes

The U.S. Army got some negative attention on April 11 when three Army Humvees were destroyed by accident. A routine exercise at Hohenfels, Germany delivered around 150 supply bundles of equipment, weapons and vehicles from aircraft. Yet the Humvees’ parachutes failed to deploy, leaving a messy aftermath. Footage of the incident, shot by soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade who were part of the mission, shows the Humvees smashing to their doom. Thankfully, no one was harmed.

Even though no one was harmed, this serves as a reminder of the inherent danger that all veterans were subjected to, even in seemingly routine situations. Show your support here by helping to provide meals for homeless vets.

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