Weighing out the differences

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind.,-- Earl Harrell, a retired Air Force B17 flight engineer, left, examines a modern parachute and explains the differences between the ones used now and the ones he used during World War II. Bob Beckett (right), a Wabash dentist, and Grissom Community Council member, watches over Mr. Harrell's shoulder as he observes the weight difference in the modern design. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ben Mota)

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