Letter from Jack Blair to Dr. Wright, 21 August 1942., result 1 of 1
Dear Dr. Wright,
While I was going up for my first jump I thought of you and the Subject of psy- chology! Have found out that a life of a parachutist is just "mind over matter." And how many times have I heard you state the same thing!
Being a para-trooper is the playing of the greatest and most thrilling game that I have ever indulged in. Our training was by far the most strenuous I have ever had in anything before--but it is all worth it to be a full fledged parachutist. 'Course this is volunteer work--therefore, am getting close to $400 a month as an officer--which isn't too bad--is it? The only thing I remember after jumping is my count and body position! We count up to 3 000(1-2) and if our main 'chute doesn't open -- then we pull our reserve or emergency'chute!
Received a long letter from Henry Gutekunst, wherein he told me the shocking news of his mother's death. I knew her well and a fine grand woman she was. Believe he is going to try to join the Navy. Hunsicker
has joined the Marines.
Just wanted you to know that psychol- ogy enters into the picture more then any- thing else.
Jack Blair, '38
Lt., 1st Prcht. Reg't. 1st Parachute Regiment Co T Ft Benning--Georgia
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