July 1943

Paratrooper Training

Volume 27, Issue 3

TIME: 0500, six mornings a week.

PLACE: Parachute School training area, Camp Lejeune, New River, N. C.

THE lights are snapped on in the squad room and an instructor bellows, "Hit the Deck!" Thirty men pile out of their nice comfortable sacks and pull on their dungarees. In five minutes all hands are lined up outside and roll-call is over. The command then is-"Right face" . . . "Prepare for physical drill . . . Extend to the Right . . . March"-thus starts the day for a United States Paramarine and a very rugged and full day it will be.

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