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    13 June 2021 Garand Picture of the Day - 503 PIR



    On 16 February 1945, the 503rd RCT jumped on Fortress Corregidor ("the Rock") to liberate that island from occupying Japaneseicon forces. Braving intense fire, the paratroopers rushed forward and overcame the heavy blockhouse defenses, dropping explosives into embrasures to kill hidden Japanese gunners. For its successful capture of Corregidor, the unit was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation and received its nickname, "the Rock Regiment" from it.
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    With a 25 knot ground wind and a jump altitude of 550', the first pass was blown towards the cliffs. Subsequent passes were made at 400'.
    And I thought 600' was low! By the time you counted "Four Thousand" you were on the ground!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAR View Post
    By the time you counted "Four Thousand" you were on the ground!
    And you get to land with your equipment...at least it won't get away from you.

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