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Woman Parachutes to Honor Her Father, Brother

Posted June 17, 2007

— To honor her father and brother for their military service, a local woman parachuted from the sky above Raeford Sunday morning.

Carol Boatman Jimenez wanted to perform the tandem jump in memory of her family.

Her brother, a Fort Bragg soldier, died from natural causes last year. Her father, a paratrooper, was wounded in battle. This was her first Father's Day without her dad.

Jimenez described the experience as quiet and peaceful.

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  • Malcontent Jun 18, 2007

    One brave lady!

  • 2alegal Jun 18, 2007

    Way to go!!! Such a possitive manner......Prayers for family.

  • lilreno is in the wind Jun 18, 2007

    HOAH!!!!! AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!!!!

  • Mom of two Jun 18, 2007

    What a wonderful way to remember them.

  • ladyblue Jun 18, 2007

    Bless her heart. I'm glad she landed ok

  • ciarralj Jun 17, 2007

    Correction: Her brother was KIA, and her father died of natural causes.

  • Tax Man Jun 17, 2007

    God Bless this woman and her family! Happy Father's Day