From the federal to state to county levels of government, honors are planned at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 for Vietnam War veterans at the Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Forms from Vietnam veterans must be received by Aug. 16. Courtesy of Cobb County
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Injured combat veterans to skydive in Middletown this weekend

Injured combat veterans and the families of fallen heroes will descend over Start Skydiving in Middletown during a tandem skydiving event this weekend.

The wounded warriors and fallen hero families will be tandem skydiving with members of the elite Team Fastrax professional skydiving team. There will also be a hot air balloon launch with honored warriors and a HUGE 7,800 sq. ft. American Flag demonstration jump.

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The skydiving event kicks off Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember, which will include several days of both private and public events. Public events include the Bill Wilch Memorial 5k, a Hot Rod Happy Hour car show, a special ceremony honoring new Warriors and Gold Star families, and a silent auction. For more information, visit

“For me, Warrior Weekend has been a wonderful way for us to connect with other Gold Star families, and Warriors in a meaningful way. ” said John Prazynski, Gold Star Father of USMC Fallen Hero Taylor Prazynski. “The weekend brings us together and shows us we can still have fun in spite of our loss or traumatic experiences.”


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