Daniel’s medals and commendations along with momentos exchanged between competing NATO teams.
The Prix Leclerc competition between six NATO countries took place July 1971. The training started the year before and consisted of Jumping out of C-130 aircraft, Huey H10 helicopters, Chinook helicopters, transport to and from the drop zone in Sikorsky Skycrane.
Each team had two squads of twelve men. Daniel was in the first squad.
The two Prix Leclerc Squads. Our team was from all over the United States of America. Members had to be jump qualified, excellent distance runner, excellent marksman, as the targets were 300-400 meters out, after the run and the obstacle course.
2 Parachute Jumps in 25 minutes
Daniel completed his jump school training with his first five jumps in December 1970 in Wiesbaden, Germany.