My Dad served in the 505th Paratroop Infantry. My Dad was extremely afraid of heights and was often asked why he would become a Paratrooper. He would always respond "Everyone has to be afraid of something so the best thing to do is try and overcome your fear". He would also say, "fear keeps you alive". Dad told me a horrific story about an incident that occurred during the final days of his Paratrooper training at Ft Benning GA. He told me that someone in his barracks was sneaking around stealing wallets and wings from the everyones footlockers. Dad explained that stealing wallets was bad enough but stealing some ones wings, something that was not so easily earned was absolutely sacrilegious. So when the thief was caught in the act by his fellow Paratroopers he was beaten to death. Dad said nearly everyone got in a kick or a punch on the guy. I tried to research the incident, but could not find anything relating to it at all. I've been told it's was probably something the military would have taken care of quietly and internally, especially during war time. Any thoughts?