Hundreds of paratroopers thriving on energy drinks and adrenaline filled Green Ramp early Friday, clutching ticket stubs as an announcer rattled off a six-digit number.
When soldiers heard their numbers called, they sprinted to claim a coveted spot on a flight with a foreign jump master. If no one claimed the spot, the crowd collectively screamed, “Scratch!,” a signal to move on to the next ticket.
Regardless of who got a spot, children hoping for a cheerful Christmas were the big winners.
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