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   9.16.2004


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A Different Kind of Jump School
Associated Press photo, dated April 2, 1943

Marines at the then new USMC Combat Conditioning School at Camp Pendleton, California are shown in mid-air, about 15 feet from impact in a pool of debris-covered water, having jumped from a 33-foot tower. Note the Marines are soaking wet, as this is not the first go-around for them.

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