News from Start Skydiving:
Last weeks Ohio Numbers
- Slots: 1295
- Lifts: 63
- Tandem’s: 389
- AFF’s: 42
- Demos: 12
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SALUTING OUR MILITARY:
Paul W. “Buddy” Bucha is a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given to military personnel.
He received his BS in 1965, graduating academically in the top 2 percent of his West Point Class, number two in Military Order of Merit and a two-time All American and Captain of the Swim Team. Immediately upon graduation from West Point, he attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, receiving his MBA in 1967 and completing his Airborne and Ranger training between academic years.
After Stanford, he reported for duty with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. to prepare for deployment to Vietnam as part of Operation Eagle Thrust. On March 16, 1968, Captain Bucha was the commanding officer of a reconnaissance-in-force mission that was inserted by helicopter near Phuoc Vinh, Binh Duong Province to locate and destroy an enemy stronghold. When his men were pinned down by heavy machine-gun fire, he crawled 40 meters through a hail of enemy fire to single-handedly destroy the bunker with grenades. Though wounded, upon seeing his unit’s perimeter was about to be overrun, he ordered a withdrawal while providing covering fire. At one point during the night, he ordered his men to “play dead” while he brought in friendly fire on the enemy. He also stood, in full view of the enemy, with a flashlight to direct the evacuation of three helicopters carrying the most seriously wounded from the field of battle. For his actions, Captain Bucha received, among other decorations, the Bronze Star with V and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor. Upon his return to the U.S., he reported for assignment as Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics at West Point.
After resigning his Army commission in 1972, Bucha had a successful business career working for Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS). He then went to form his own international consulting company, Paul W. Bucha and Company, Inc. (PWBCO) and real estate development company Terra Mark II, LLC. Bucha serves on many corporate and advisory boards and is a Trustee of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.
Bucha is a frequent lecturer to military leaders of all branches on honor and leadership. He has been a member of the Board and an officer of The Fisher House Foundation and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund which support military families and wounded warriors. He is active in a variety of veteran organizations including the American Legion, the U.S. Army Ranger Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, Hope for the Warriors, The Purple Heart Hall of Fame, Homes for Our Troops and the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Bucha is a member of the 50th Anniversary Commission of the Vietnam War and is a member of the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame. He is a Gold Medallion Inductee of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy Award. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Military Service Award from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Paul Bucha is married to the former Cynthia Bell of Cornwall on Hudson, New York. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
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News from Start Skydiving Florida:
Wounded Warrior Event 15 March 2014
- We have 35 Wounded Warrior jumpers all Wounded Warrior March 15 2014 at Start Skydiving Florida.
March 15, a large group of Wounded Warriors will be leap from airplanes over Start Skydiving Florida as a part of the Florida Wounded Warrior Weekend. This event is hosted by Start Skydiving Florida and Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team as part of their long-term ‘Giving Back’ campaign that provides this exciting experience to Wounded Warrior across the United States.
High Altitude Skydive Salute for 35 Florida Wounded Warriors. Photo By Melanie Johnson. Wounded Warrior Andres Figueroa with Brian North. Wounded Warrior Justin Gaertner with Brian North, Photo By Melanie Johnson.
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News from Team Fastrax:
“Team and US Marines at Richmond International Raceway” “RG3 and Team Fastrax” Team Fastrax Member Dana Bowman Over Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Dan Paganini navigating his way down as the Easter Bunny. “Dana Bowman jumps Hexagon parachute into Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach”“Dancing with the stars Amy Purdy with Dana”“Team Fastrax and Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Girls” Pittsburg Pirates – season opener with Matt Harvey, Derick Creech, David Hart, Adam Ralston, Paul Stanford and John Hart. Pittsburg Pirates – season opener with Matt Harvey, Paul Stanford, Derick Creech, David Hart, Adam Ralston and John Hart. Pittsburg Pirates – season opener with Matt Harvey, Derick Creech, David Hart, Paul Stanford, Adam Ralston and John Hart.
Team Fastrax Navy SEAL Jason “Jay” Redman, Medal of Honor Recipient Army SFC Leroy Petry, Army SF, Ranger Gene Newsom, Army SF Ranger John Hart, Brother Ranger David Hart. Pack 54 Eggathon Demo — with Brian Klosterman, Rob Richardson, Gary Holden, Amy Fillion, Derick Creech, Bud Prenatt and Matt Harvey at Monroe High School.
2014 Weekend to Remember
Army SFC Cedric King in Patriot One with Team Fastrax tandem instructor Dan Paganini at the Halo for Freedom Warriors event in Texas. Medal of Honor Recipient Army LTC Bruce P. Crandall jumps at the Halo for Freedom Warriors event in Texas with Team Fastrax tandem instructor Bud Prenatt.
Navy EOD1 EOD Tech Dave Hawxhurst jumps at the Halo for Freedom Warriors event in Texas with Team Fastrax tandem instructor Hollis. . USMC SSgt EOD Tech Dominic Chavez hops up to Patriot One to load the aircraft.
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06 14 2012 Start Skydiving “Flag Day” Hook Field “Team Fastrax Video By “Brett Dennis”
06 14 2012 American Legion “Flag Day” New Carlisle “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
06 30 2012 Kentucky Speedway “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
08 24 2012 Simon Kenton High School (ARMY) “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup West Carrollton “Team Fastrax Video By “Rudder”
09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup OAK GROVE PARK “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
08 31 2012 Fairfield High School Game “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan and Rudder”
09 01 2012 IU vs. Indiana State “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
09 02 2012 WEBN “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Pittsburgh “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 09 2012 Darby Dan “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 15 2012 Air Force Marathon “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 15 2012 Safety Fair “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan P”
09 15 2012 University of Cincinnati Football “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
10 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
10 12 2012 Logan Hocking “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
06 23 2013 Dayton Airshow “Team Fastrax Video”
06 26 2013 KY Speedway NASCAR “Team Fastrax Video”
08 24 2013 Heros Ride “Team Fastrax Video”
08 24 2013 Spc Jesse A. Snow Memorial Skydive @ Dayton National Cemetery “Team Fastrax Video”
08 17 2013 Thunder United FC “Team Fastrax Video”
08 30 2013 Kettering Fairmont High School Football “Team Fastrax Video”
08 31 2013 University of Cincinnati Football “Team Fastrax Video”
09 11 2013 Quaker Steak & Lube on 9/11/2013 “Team Fastrax Video”
09 13 2013 Lakota East HS Football game “Team Fastrax Video”
09 14 2013 478th Army Engineering Battalion “Team Fastrax Video”
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