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Red Oak

Submitted by Bill Robie

There was a small DZ on the property of "Bud" McLamb in the Red Oak area of NC, just a bit to the west of Rocky Mount. The grass strip was adjacent to Bud's business--Colt Furniture--which primarily made custom prototypes for the furniture manufacturing companies in the western part of the state. It was the site of a rare survival from a double malfunction. The skydiver, whose initials were "A.W.", was essentially uninjured. The DZ was in operation in the mid-1970s, and perhaps beyond that time.