Video Of Hummers Dropping From Sky After Soldier Deliberately Cut Parachute Straps

May 14, 2018

This is a poor quality video of a C-130 Hercules airdrop exercise in Southern Germany starring a couple Hummers that 29-year old U.S. Sergeant John T. Skipper of the 173rd Airborne Brigade deliberately cut the parachute straps on to watch them plummet to earth and be destroyed. Skipper has since been court martialed and convicted 'of destroying property and providing a false official statement,' and dismissed from the military -- albeit NOT dishonorably. I don't know, that sounds pretty dishonorable to me. Still, no word what form we need to fill out and submit to receive our refund of the tax dollars we spent on those Hummers.

Keep going for the video, complete with some dude (I'm not sure if it's Skipper or not) laughing at the carnage.

Thanks to Greg C, who agrees Skipper should have just left it to the Fast & Furious franchise to get his fill of vehicular destruction.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I gotta be honest. That shit was pretty funny. What else do they air-drop? Can we do this with an MRAP? Matter of fact just do that for testing purposes. Get NASA's big shuttle-tracking cameras in on it so we can really see what a shit-show it would be.

    Edit: Also notable, the unit cost on up-armored Humvee is ~$220,000. The C-130 Hercules burns about $10,000 in fuel each hour. So, if those Humvees didn't get destroyed the value could have been good for about 66 hours of C-130 flight time.

    Alternately if we're looking at some approximations for the larger military aircraft like the B-52 Stratofortress about 36 hours of flight time.

  • Job Genders

    Yes this is a waste of tax dollars, but what about shells and bullets that get fired into the desert. Otherwise they won't get the same amount next year. That runs up the price higher than these hummers. But hey, whatever news you believe.

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  • Jenness

    I wonder why anyone would destroy $660k of property like this - it's rather crazy and he got off lightly. He was stripped to E1 and dishonorably discharged - he could have gotten prison for 10 years.

  • TheQiwiMan

    "Still, no word what form we need to fill out and submit to receive our refund of the tax dollars we spent on those Hummers."

    It's a good thing we all have a say in exactly how our tax money gets spent, or else it could easily be wasted on morally reprehensible things like fraud, waste, and even mass murder and we couldn't do a thing about it.

    ...oh, I briefly forgot about that famous Princeton study that proves we actually have a "statistically insignificant" impact on what laws get passed and thereby have absolutely zero say in where our tax money goes.

    https://scholar.princeton.e...

    Good thing we live in a "civilized society"! :-D

  • shashi

    democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Did Churchill say that before or after Hitler was democratically elected? .....'cause I'm thinking it may have slipped one or two places in his esteem after the London Blitz...

    http://www.bombsight.org/#1...

  • shashi

    i think he said it after hitler had installed himself as a dictator, started invading neighbouring countries, began a mass genocide against German and other European citizens and blitzed London

  • TheQiwiMan

    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.

  • shashi

    a nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves

  • TheQiwiMan

    Taxes are the price we pay for refusing to live in a civilized society.

  • shashi

    the only certainty in life is death and flatulence

  • Nicholas Conrad

    This is what happens when you have a single-payer 'make it rain cars' policy. Obviously we need market compatish' in car-rain and car-rain insurance to put a stop to the Washington fat-cats' pork-barrel feeding-frenzy!

  • TheQiwiMan

    OMGYOUJUSTMADEMESOWETRIGHTNOW

  • The_Wretched

    which is exactly why Democrats are floating zero policy ideas for 2018 elections (so far) and Republicans haven't had a policy in the last 12 years that polled better than 80% against it.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Exactly. The US is not a "representational, democratic Republic", and hasn't been one in over a century. The "consent of the governed" is a myth.

    The charade is slowly being revealed, the normies are waking up.

  • Carlos Bustamante

    just FYI the big chicken dinner discharge that he got is just as bad a felony conviction on his record. BCD=Bad Conduct Discharge. Also means he cannot collect any benefits like VA medical care and VA home loans.

  • Eric Ord

    Ironically my second first of the day

  • Eric Ord

    ...and my first second!

  • Bling Nye

    You're off by one.

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