Touchdown: US Army’s Golden Knights parachute down to NIU’s homecoming game

October 14, 2018

DeKALB – Strapped into a fabric seat waiting for the go-ahead to jump out of an airplane thousands of feet in the air isn’t how most people spend their Saturday afternoon.

Most people would rather spend the afternoon cheering on the Northern Illinois University Huskies in the stands of their homecoming football game, not parachuting out of an airplane 3,500 feet in the air, roughly two-thirds of a mile high, to land on the field in time for the opening ceremony.

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