“Minds are like parachutes—they only function when open.”
Thomas Dewar (1864–1930)
Lieutenant H. E. Kelsey of the Balloon Department, Heavy Artillery, Quantico, was the first Marine to parachute, on 12 November 1918. Captain Arthur Page piloted the plane. The next day Major General John L. McCoy duplicated Kelsey’s feat. (U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive)
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