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Marine Paratroopers Prove That Bombs Aren’t The Only Deadly Thing That Falls From The Sky

Marines parachuting in Camp Lejeune.
March 25, 2016

A paratrooper is a member of the armed forces that is dropped behind enemy lines using a parachute. They’ve has been part of the US Army playbook for a long time, with an entire Army Corps (XVIII Airborne Corps) specializing on it. During World War II, the Marine Corps created a short-lived, similar type of unit, the Paramarines.

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Now, the Marine Corps seem to be using it once again with some of its reconnaissance and other type of units. In this video, we can see a group of Marines with equipment parachute out of a C-130 airplane during a training operation aboard Camp Lejeune. Truly exhilarating.

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