"All of us jumped out of perfectly good airplanes at one time or another," said Howard McGee, retired.
A group of veterans celebrated the 70th anniversary of their outfit Friday.
The 82nd Airborne Division has been around since World War II. The mid-Michigan chapter puts on parades and displays throughout the area, while raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project and the 82nd Airborne Education Program.
The chapter is devoted to helping its own while celebrating its history.
"All of us jumped out of perfectly good airplanes at one time or another," said Howard McGee, retired. "Our association is members that served through World War II. We have veterans that served in the Normandy jump. Our chapter president served in Battle of the Bulge."
The chapter is holding a fundraiser Saturday at the capitol.