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By Brandi Schiff, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs-MidwestSeptember 7, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Harold Meyers displays the American Flag along the Windy City skyline for some of the million spectators as he jumps into the Chicago Air & Water Show on North Avenue Beach.
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Sgt Maj. Michael Eitniear thrills the crowd along North Avenue Beach as he Pond Swoops along the 2009 Chicago Air & Water show's lakefront, as some of the million spectators get a close up look of his skills.
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St. Jared Zell races in at a speed of almost 60 MPH along Lake Michigan, putting some of the million spectators in awe of his Pond Swooping entrance at the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show.
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Sgt. Rachel Haddon jumps in the POW Flag for over a million spectators at the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show along North Avenue Beach.
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Sgt. Brandie Phillips does double duty for her team as she catches her fellow paratroopers on camera while pulling Ground Control duty with Staff Sgt. Chris Acevedo at the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show along North Avenue Beach.
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Sgt. 1st Class Michael Elliott performs a Tandem Jump with Wounded Warrior Melissa Stockwell, as Staff Sgt. Chris Acevedo assists them on the landing. The Tandem Jump was done in front of a million spectators at the Chicago Air & Water Show along North Avenue Beach and Lake Michigan.
6 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Michael Elliott performs a Tandem Jump with Wounded Warrior Melissa Stockwell, as Staff Sgt. Chris Acevedo assists them on the landing. The Tandem Jump was done in front of a million spectators at the Chicago Air & Water Show along North Avenue Beach and Lake Michigan. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Wounded Warrior Melissa Stockwell had every Chicagoland station clamoring for an interview with her after her tandem jump with Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, at the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show.
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Staff Sgt. Noah Watts exits North Avenue Beach after his Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team jumped in front of a million spectators for the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show.
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Sgt. Rachel Haddon and her teammates head back to pack their parachutes for their second jump onto North Avenue Beach for the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show that drew over two million attendees.
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Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Isenbarger, gives a thumbs up after his jump onto North Avenue Beach for the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show, in front of a million spectators that day.
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Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott and Staff Sgt. Brandon Valle wave to some of the million attendees at North Avenue Beach after their jump for the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show along the Windy City Lakefront.
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Sgt. 1st Class Harold Meyers among some of the million spectators at the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show at North Avenue Beach, along the Windy City lakefront.
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Sgt. Maj. Mike Eitniear and Sgt. Jared Zell exit the North Avenue Beach and wave to some of the excited attendees at the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show, after they Pond Swooped Lake Michigan.
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Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn thanks each member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights on North Avenue Beach, after the paratroopers presented him with a baton they jumped in for the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show.
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Assistant Team Leader, Staff Sgt. Tom Dunning, presents members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team to over a million spectators at the 2009 Chicago Air & Water Show along Lake Michigan.
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