Soldiers from the Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, the Black Daggers, hit drop zones across the Tennessee Valley on July 2.

Thanks to clear skies and manageable winds the team members parachuted successfully onto drop zones at Athens-Limestone, Decatur-Morgan and Madison hospitals as part of a salute to healthcare workers the Daggers are conducting for 2nd Recruiting Brigade across the southeastern United States.

Spectators applauded the final descents of Soldiers who carried the Alabama state flag, the POW/MIA flag and finally the national colors.

Command Sgt. Maj. Corey Coubal, of the 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion, joined in to recognize the local healthcare professionals for their dedication and continued care for the people who live here.

“The Black Daggers were able to jump in to demonstrate that recognition,” Lt. Col. Susan Tallman,

commander of the 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion, said. “It’s always a privilege to be a part of this community.”

Soldiers from Huntsville Recruiting Company and the leadership of the 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion came out to thank the healthcare workers at the three hospitals who provide care for many of the employees who work at Redstone Arsenal.

Fist-bumps and water bottles went to masked healthcare workers who came out to see the landings.

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