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Law enforcement: Quelling the riot were about 17,000 members of Detroit Police, Michigan National Guard, Michigan State Police and U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st airborne units.
About 300 paratroopers were sent to Iraq, where troop levels hovered around 5,000.
It is operated by three crew members and can carry 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers, according to a Navy website.
The war in Burundi started in 1993 when Tutsi paratroopers assassinated the country’s first democratically elected president, a Hutu.
For a black guitarist and former U.S. Army paratrooper to perform such an unorthodox (and even anti-war) version of America's theme song in the midst of the Vietnam conflict was deeply subversive.
Doug served four years in the Army as an artilleryman and paratrooper, left with an honorable discharge and a good-conduct medal, then joined the National Guard.
The three paratroopers from Rubinger's photo are Zion Karasenti, Yitzhak Yifat and Haim Oshri.
That might was on display at the annual Airborne Review on June 1, with 4,500 paratroopers of the 82nd’s 18,000 strong taking part.
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: a member of a group of soldiers who are trained to jump out of airplanes using a parachute
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