Champaign Man Dies In Parachute Demonstration

July 25, 2014

(Champaign, IL)  --  A Champaign man has been killed while taking part in a demonstration parachute jump in Oklahoma that was intended to honor World War Two paratroopers.  Sixty-nine-year-old Jim Yost, a retired U.S. Army captain, was an experienced jumper, but was killed when his chute malfunctioned during the demonstration earlier this week in Frederick, Oklahoma.  Yost, a funeral director, was a paratrooper during the Vietnam War and had 36 active duty jumps and ten with the demonstration team.

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