LTG (R) William P. Yarborough

Godspeed General Yarborough (“Airborne!!!”)

A reader tips me off to this: Willaim Yarborough, 93, died Tuesday. He designed the “jump wings” that US paratroopers wear. He designed the first paratrooper “jump boots”. He convinced President John F Kennedy to form the Green Berets in 1961.

Where better to read about this man than at Blackfive?