A year ago, Col. Darron Wright jumped from a Fort Bragg plane with a group of other officers.
The group used different parachutes and missed the pre-jump practice other jumpers went through.
A soldier responsible for jump safety considered scratching them.
A colonel criticized them for being late.
But the group jumped anyway. And Wright fell to his death.
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/how-a-jump-turned-fatal-at-fort-bragg/article_b6c52344-ccff-5e52-95f7-28e4952d73c0.html
Behind the byline
Here's an inside look at how some of my favorite stories came together.