Tyerus Adams, Pioneer Paratrooper & Rigger
Dies Tyerus Adams, member of the original Parachute Test
Platoon in 1940, died in August Georgia on 26 February 1999. After the World War II
he was assigned in a variety of positions as a Parachute Rigger.
CW4 John Ward Quartermaster Hall of Fame Biography for this pioneer parachute rigger.
Rigger Print For you that are interested there is a humorous, low cost,
color Rigger print entitled, "Riggers, Good to the Last Drop" done by
LTC (Ret.) Keith K. Fukumitsu. It is sold by the Association of
Quartermasters, for price and availability go their website at Association of
of the Parachute Rigger Badge The Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, has approved retroactive award of
the Parachute Rigger Badge to individuals who performed duties as a Parachute Rigger prior
to establishment of the Parachute Rigger School at Fort Lee in May 1951
Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate
Building at Fort Bragg, NC
dedicated in memory of CW4 John A. Ward Click here for more information on the
16 Aug 99 ceremony & speech