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Life As a Paratrooper (High Interest Books: On Duty)

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Published by Children"s Press (CT) .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States,
  • Military Science,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • United States.,
  • Parachute troops,
  • Careers,
  • Army,
  • Juvenile literature

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7658642M
ISBN 100516233440
ISBN 109780516233444
OCLC/WorldCa43641139

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Life as a Paratrooper. A paratrooper is a soldier who parachutes into battle. This book discusses the history of the 82nd Airborne Division and the training it takes to become a paratrooper. A paratrooper is a soldier who parachutes into battle. Paratrooper is the first full biography of Gen. Gavin, written with the cooperation of his family and drawing on Gavin's own unpublished autobiography. James Gavin grew up as an adopted child in Pennsylvania coal General James M. Gavin was a legendary military hero, a pioneer of airborne warfare, and one of the most brilliant battlefield commanders in World War II.4/5. Life as a paratrooper (Book, ) [] Get this from a library! Life as a paratrooper. [Robert C Kennedy] -- Explains what it takes to become a paratrooper, discusses the combat history of the 82nd Airborne Division, and describes the training necessary for these special soldiers. Series: High interest books On duty. ^A Abstract: Explains what it takes to become a paratrooper, discusses the combat history of the 82nd Airborne Division, and describes the training necessary for these special soldiers.

Sample chapter from Paratrooper: My Life with the st Airborne Division. Operation Delawar By Michael B. Kitz-Miller April, I’m a squad leader with A Company, 2nd Battalion, th Airborne Infantry and we've been packing for the last week, as well as getting numerous inoculations for whatever strange bugs and diseases we may run into in the deserts of Iran. Life As A Paratrooper Sale. We feature Life As A Paratrooper in stock online. Buy our selection of Life As A Paratrooper now! Featuring deals for Life As A Paratrooper from eBay. Popular Paratroopers Books Showing of Band of Brothers: E Company, th Regiment, st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest (Paperback) An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich (Paperback) by. This is the way of life and all things We shall meet again You are only sleeping.   The topical topic though, was the number-one most famous paratrooper at the moment – Private Lee Clegg, 3 Para, doing a life stretch for “whacking” a joy rider. “Call himself a paratrooper, he deserved life, he only got off four rounds!”. And once more we laughed at how airborne we were.

  Hearts are pounding, and it only takes 6 seconds from the moment the Paratrooper hits the open air and the parachute opens! All paratrooper must follow the famous “5 Points of Performance” to ensure a safety in the air) Proper exit, check body position and count. 2.) Check canopy and gain canopy control. 3.) Look out for all other jumpers 4.).   After a gruelling six month training period, during which they undergo basic military and intensive paratroop training, new recruits become fully qualified to join one of The Parachute Regiment's three operational battalions. It is the regiment's 2nd Battalion (2 Para) which has now been deployed to lead Nato's.   The book commences with a chapter on the the paratrooper spirit, and reflections on key moments in P company history, like the Merville Battle Raid, which led to the liberation of : Madeleine Howell.   To become an Army paratrooper, you have to have discipline in order to complete all the required physical training, pass all the needed examinations, and prepare for all the changes between training units. It can be a long process, but this is what you need to do in order to become an airborne soldier successfully. Joining the Army%(80).