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.
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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