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Hello everyone,


I bought these unusual jump wings back in 2003. I was told they were awarded in 1996 to 37 US airborne veterans who made a civilian parachute jump into the Ilopango drop zone El Salvador in 28 mph winds.

The wing is silver plated with the El Salvador crest on top. The back is marked with The Phoenix Group. Some were serial numbered, this one is not.


I dug it out recently and was trying to do some research, but can't find anything online. Does anyone know anything else?





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I have a Soldier of Fortune magazine somewhere from the '80's, and I remember seeing an ad in there for a group that would take veterans to China or somewhere to do jumps and you would get wings. I wonder if this is related somehow? I'll see if I can find it when I get home...

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