Military man makes milestone achievement

The first military man to parachute from a balloon in Hawaii was Army Lt. Ben Cassiday (left). He is pictured with Capt. R. Hoyt. A member of 3rd Balloon Company, Cassiday parachuted from the balloon during military review on Oct. 22, 1921 (96 years ago this month.) He retired as a colonel in Hawaii.

Photo courtesy of the Hawaii Department of Transportation

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