Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.
Who’s up today: Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Kinn of the Navy parachute team comes in for a landing at Fenway Park prior to the Red Sox-Yankees game, July 6, 2012
Said Kinn: “Originally, we weren’t scheduled to jump, but we started asking around. Red Sox-Yankees, Fenway Park. 100th anniversary year. We’re jumping in. We came over top at about 4,000 feet and exited the aircraft. We built a couple of formations and had it timed out so that I could drop the American flag when I needed to drop it.
“From the air, [Fenway] sticks out like a sore thumb to me. I’ve got my eyes on my guys to make sure we know where everybody is and don’t run into each other. There are not a lot of ‘outs’ there for me in that part of Boston. There are a lot of buildings. Either I’m in the stadium or I’m in a parking lot somewhere. You’re just solely focused on what you’ve got to do and that’s make a safe landing.
“It was amazing. The grass was soft, it makes for a perfect landing. Nothing beats carrying the American flag. I’m completely honored every time.”