Who Packs Your Parachute?-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This claims to be the story of Navy Pilot Charles Plum who was shot down in Vietnam and spent six years as a prisoner of war. It describes a chance encounter with another Vietnam vet who recognized Plum. Plum asked the man how he knew who he was, and the man replied that he had been the one who packed the parachute that had saved Plum’s life. Plum got to thank him and comment on the fact that if the parachute packer had not done his job right, Plum would not be alive. After that, Plum couldn’t get the man out of his mind and used the story as an inspirational challenge about “who packs the parachutes in your life?” Who do we have who provide some of what we need each day?
TruthOrFiction.com found Captain Charles Plum, who is now a popular motivational speaker, and asked him whether this story was true. Captain Plum assured us that it was. He has had a website but it appears to be down.
Last updated 12/30/01