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In 2011, Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney parachuted over the central region of Lopburi with a military instructor.
At Rotary event asked how I cd top @KristieKenney. Said we are friends not competitors. But my staff suggest I skydive w/out a parachute.
— Asif Ahmad (@AsifAAhmad) May 27, 2011
In 2012, Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin took part in a mass parachute jump over the coast of Normandy to mark the 68th anniversary of D-Day.
Nobody jumped in 2013 as far as we know.
Today, we get to add Ambassador to Poland Steve Mull to our parachute jump collection. You will note that this short series started with a still photo, then a tweeted photo and now we get a tweeted video, an ambassador speaking in the local language and there’s music!
Jumping with Polish paratroopers today was one of the best experiences of my life. They’re great allies! http://t.co/qNCAUXxtyy
— Stephen D. Mull (@SteveMullUSA) September 8, 2014
Okay, who wants to top this, short of banzai skydiving or jumping from the edge of space?
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