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Paratroopers parachuted into the facility and seized it, but then were let down by the failure to send in reinforcements.

Thousands of paratroopers could augment the offensive from the air.

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The Altamaha Riverkeeper, now overseen by a former paratrooper named Fletcher Sams, had recently tested all three of their homes’ wells.

The idea is that the straps are an objective way to gather data on the stresses the paratroopers feel.

“People in east Ukraine do not want to participate in presidential elections,” said the former paratrooper.

But then the tall, solidly built former paratrooper has been the least talkative of the separatists.

The Luhansk gunmen are led by Valery Bolotov, a former paratrooper.

In that attack, the Scooter Killer's first, the paratrooper, Ibn Ziaten, had sought to sell his Suzuki Bandit motorcycle.

Skydivers, for instance—an intriguing example given the paratrooper killings.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to paratrooper, such as: commando, fighter, guard, guerrilla, marine, and mercenary.

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