RCSD deputy jumps over Normandy

The officer was part of a contingent of parachutists jumping over Normandy during the 75th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day landings


By W. Thomas Smith, Jr., Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy Paul Waldner was in France last week as part of a contingent of parachutists jumping over Normandy during the 75th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day landings and Battle of Normandy.

Waldner and other civilian and military parachutists were specifically honoring the American and British paratroopers who began jumping just after midnight June 6, 1944, before the seaborne landings that took place a few hours later that morning.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy Paul Waldner is pictured here wearing the combat utility uniform of an 82nd Airborne Div. paratrooper.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy Paul Waldner is pictured here wearing the combat utility uniform of an 82nd Airborne Div. paratrooper.

Waldner also jumped over Normandy last year.

As a reserve deputy, Waldner serves on RCSD’s Special Response (SWAT) Team.

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