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National Airborne Day

“On August 16, 1940, while World War II was raging but before the United States had entered the war, a platoon of Soldiers completed four days of parachute jumps in a test that led to creation of the Army’s elite paratrooper units, known as the Airborne.”

Source: U.S. Army

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Homes for our Troops: The History Behind National Airborne Day