Name: CPT Thomas “Doc" Crump
Branch of Military: U.S. Army, Aerial Delivery Officer/Rigger Detachment Commander Status: Active Duty
Years in Service: 26 Years and counting
Deployments: Iraq, Kuwait, Egypt, and a few special assignments Skydives: 6,000+ Freefall and 200+ Static Line jumps
Home DZ: The World is my Dropzone, but I am very partial to The Jumping Place, SD Deland, SD Palatka, Jump Jasper, Jump Georgia, SD Shenandoah, SD Spaceland, SD The Hill, Zephyr Hills, and a huge shoutout to SD Louisiana.
Fun Fact: I enjoy performing demo parachute jumps for events that strengthen and uplift Veterans, Wounded Warriors, schools, and communities with the Special Forces Association Parachute Team, Team Parapoke, and Team GCX. I also rig, pack, and test jump parachutes and equipment as a Master Parachute Rigger for The National Parachute Test Center.
Other Fun Facts:
Fav Plane- ANYTHING THAT GETS ME OFF THE GROUND AND IN THE AIR. (Although, I prefer tailgate jumps)
Fav Jump - My favorite jump was finally getting to skydive with Joey MF Cernich, and my Son Thomas “T3” Crump. Joey and I have served over two decades each and, we worked together in the 507th PIR (Airborne School) and 509th PIB (Geronimo). My Son is also currently serving as a Parachute Rigger supporting Special Operations. Airborne Every Day, Rigger For Life!Fav Drink: Mountain Dew (MTN DEW) and lots of it.
Thank You Thomas for your service and dedication to this country! Hope to get some jumps in together anywhere one day. Until then keep up the epic work and stay safe.
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Honored to be associated with you CPT. A leader by example. Wish you and yours continued success and good health. A/ATW