National Guard Member Dies From Parachuting Exercise | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

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An Ohio National Guardsman died on Sunday, four days after he was critically hurt in a parachute exercise at Rickenbacker International Airport.
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Gazon

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I am 43 and still jump so I guess you are saying I am too old to do that...get real man.
There's a huge difference between 43 and 59 which, unfortunately, you will learn if you live that long!
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Oct 25, 2010
 
We just heard the horrible news and are deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy. Roger was a very sweet, kind man who always had a smile on his face. Our condolences to his friends and family. The world has lost a wonderful man and great soldier. Thank you for your service. R.I.P
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Gazon wrote:
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There's a huge difference between 43 and 59 which, unfortunately, you will learn if you live that long!
Gazon you really are an a$$
Gazon

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Gazon you really are an ****
I may be, but what does that make you for posting such a stupid comment?
Butch

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Oct 25, 2010
 
Unlike so many others in our family, at least he died doing something he enjoyed. Rest in peace cousin.

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#29
Oct 25, 2010
 
God speed to you, sir.
From a most grateful country.
Grateful for Service

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May the family find comfort.

You either keep or get left behind. Nobody gave CW3 Mills a pass. He knew that he was either operational or not. I admire his spirit and desire to stick to his vocation. Clearly this man has given up many years of his life to reach CW3 either full time, reserves or Nat Guard. Honor the man and his service.

Nas ty comments are better left unsaid or in your head.

Hooya!!!!!!!!!!
You are kidding

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Oct 25, 2010
 
people man wrote:
Who cares? He was in the military...that's what you sign up for...so this is not surprising
This coming from someone who has never and never will contribute anything useful to society.
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Oct 26, 2010
 
people man wrote:
Who cares? He was in the military...that's what you sign up for...so this is not surprising
you are a nauseating piece of human excrement. we all hope you die. so does your incestual family and your whor* mother
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Oct 26, 2010
 
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Age has a LOT to do with it. I was in the 82nd Airborne during my 6 years in the Army and did some jumping myself. This is serious business. Great shape or not, this is a duty best served by younger people.
WOW!! Only 6 years? Sounds like you couldn't handle it so you got out as quick as you could. Thank you for making room for those who are up for the challenge. You are such a tool. RIP CW3 Mills! We will all miss you!
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Oct 26, 2010
 
people man wrote:
Who cares? He was in the military...that's what you sign up for...so this is not surprising
Hey troglodyte, do what you are good at and go back into your cave and stay there.
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#35
Oct 26, 2010
 
Rest in peace and comfort his family in their time of need.
i smell stupid people

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Oct 26, 2010
 
Was he wearing a parachute?

If not, that may help explain the cause of this accident.
SSG MOORE

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Oct 26, 2010
 
AVZ wrote:
59 YOA and still jumping out of airplanes. Is the U.S. Military that desperate. Seems we are trying to look good on paper. Do we really need retirement age people in the Army. Used to be you had to join by 33 so you could get out at 53 years old with 20 years in.
FYI- Chief Mills was a Special Forces Soldier. There are still requirements for all SF Soldiers to maintain proficiency no matter what age. He was in great shape and served his country well. As far as I understand, he had some massive head trauma. It doesnt matter what age you are, head trauma can kill you. The Army has changed considerably, so age has nothing to do with this freak accident. RIP Chief. You were a good dude!
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Sorry to hear this man lost his life. It was definitely a preventable incident. I was in the National Guard for 8 years and I can tell you that common sense doesn't have a place in the military. A lot of these leaders/decision makers don't know how to use common sense, and only go by what the book/manual says. Not to mention half of these training manuals they use are still back from the Vietnam era... Should NOT have been up in a plane jumping in those windy conditions, just for a freaking training exercise!
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Oct 26, 2010
 
i smell stupid people wrote:
Was he wearing a parachute?
If not, that may help explain the cause of this accident.
I hope you are smelling yourself you idiot.
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Oct 26, 2010
 
i smell stupid people wrote:
Was he wearing a parachute?
If not, that may help explain the cause of this accident.
Obviously you weren't when your momma dropped you on your head.
John D

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#41
Oct 26, 2010
 
This is sad, thoughts and prayers to the family. Thank you Chief Warrant Officer 3 Herbert Mills for your service.
SSG Dan

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Oct 28, 2010
 
My condolences to the Mills family and his Special Forces family. Knew CW3 Mills as Major Mills as we were both members of 2/11th SFG(A) in the 80's. Do not grieve for CW3 Mills but celebrate his life for he lived life as he wanted!! Many will never know what it is like to be in the military and only a few will understand the brotherhood that goes with being a member of a Special Forces Unit. Truly a great loss.

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