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Why do people say “Geronimo!” when they jump out of airplanes?
Geronimo, an Apache leader who lived from 1829 to 1909, was known for the raids he led throughout the Southwest in resistance to his people being forced onto reservations. In a tribute to his reputation as a fearless warrior, American military parachute troops adopted his name as their battle cry as they jumped from airplanes.

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