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  • n. A soldier who parachutes into hostile territory to rescue fellow soldiers.


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  • David Guttenfelder/Associated Press FEET IN THE AIR: The boot of an Air Force pararescueman dangled outside of an open helicopter as a crew evacuated the wounded from a battlefield in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Friday.

    Photos of the Day: Oct. 8

  • He claims to have been assigned to Air Force One as a pararescueman for a period of three months prior to his recruitment by


  • NAS. U.S. Navy pararescueman Lt. Clancey Hatleberg disinfected astronauts Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin in a life raft at the completion of their successful mission.

    Apollo's Historic Lunar Landing

  • MCELROY: They'll send down two horse collars at the same time, one for the P.J. the pararescueman, and one for the survivor.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2007

  • One for the PJ, the pararescueman, and one for the survivor.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2007

  • One to the PJ, pararescueman, one to the survivor.

    CNN Transcript Aug 26, 2007

  • For his bravery as a 20-year-old pararescueman during the Vietnam conflict,

    Wood, Patrick H.

  • Gen. Estes also presented the young pararescueman the Silver Star, the

    Wood, Patrick H.

  • The helicopter pararescueman survived and was treated for burns.

    Kibbey, Richard A.

  • Maysey was an Air Force pararescueman, part of a specially trained squad for search and recovery missions.

    Maysey, Larry W.


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