Episode 8 Featuring Original U.S. Army Golden Knights Team Member, Jerry Bourquin

Jerry Bourquin pictured top row, 3rd from right

This past December marked the 60th anniversary of the US Army Parachute Team, “The Golden Knights.” During the team’s biennial reunion celebration, I had the great honor of spending a day and having a conversation with one of the original members of the Golden Knights, the legendary, Gerald Bourquin.

Jerry’s incredible military career includes service in the Korean War as an Engineer and in Vietnam as a Huey and Cobra helicopter pilot. Jerry is an iconic pioneer of our sport, a Champion parachutist, and an International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame inductee. Even more impressive than his incredible list of achievements, Jerry is a true gentleman – genuinely kind, sincere, and exceedingly humble. 

Jerry is the embodiment of an ideal soldier and teammate who, 60 years ago, set the standards of personal and professional excellence that, to this day, all members of the Golden Knights strive to achieve.

Jerry Bourquin with Golden Knights statue with names of the original team members engraved in center of statue base. Ft. Bragg, NC
ACJ podcast host, Matt Davidson with Jerry in the trophy room of the Golden Knights HQ building, Ft. Bragg, NC.
Jerry Bourquin and Matt Davidson
Jerry showing news clippings and memorabilia from his time with the Golden Knights and Team USA

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