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- n. A member of the paratroops.
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- n. A type of soldier who is trained to enter combat zones by parachuting from aircraft.
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- n. a soldier in the paratroops
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In this latest CIO Vision Series interview, Reuters CIO David Lister talks about the continuing consolidation of the IT infrastructure, virtualisation, smarter working and being a 'paratrooper' ...
Richard "Dick" Winters, pictured in 2002 Dick Winters was the leader of a valiant World War II paratrooper company that became famous a half-century later in historian Stephen Ambrose's "Band of Brothers" and a subsequent HBO miniseries.
Died: Dick Winters, 92, World War II paratrooper who led a "Band of Brothers."
A tough career officer and paratrooper from military intelligence, he combined a readiness to use force against the jihadis with political flexibility and sensitivity to public opinion.
If the Russian military were to get involved, he could not help adding, “the whole matter could be settled in two hours with one paratrooper regiment.”
In the the west, meanwhile, an Italian paratrooper was killed in an insurgent attack Monday, officials said.
I stood on the same ground as an American 101st Airborne paratrooper.
For example, Guardian Comicsâ AIRBURNâ¢ was a heroic paratrooper who gained fire-based powers after drifting through a glowing cloud on D-Day; in the Silver Age, Bulwark Comicsâ AIRBURN (with similar powers) was the primary aide-de-camp of BRIGADIER BLACKâ¢ in the ECHELON OF EVILâ¢.
The 51-year-old former German paratrooper, who had previously been co-chief executive of EADS, warned Airbus staff they still faced hard work getting the superjumbo on track.
The writer Paul Gilroy, in his recent book Darker Than Blue, makes the point that Hendrix's life and music were propelled by two important factors: his being an "ex-paratrooper who gradually became an advocate of peace" and his "transgressions of redundant musical and racial rules".