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“There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world even though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark. They light the way for humankind.”

                                                                       - Hannah Senesh, poet, playwright,                                                                           and paratrooper (1921-1944)

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Paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division keep an eye out for opposing forces in view of Aurora Borealis during a base defense situational training exercise at Fort Greely, Alaska, Oct. 26, 2016. The battalion spent much of Exercise Spartan Cerberus in subzero temperatures and emerged successfully training in Arctic, airborne and infantry tasks alike. 

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love)

I wanted to try and riddle out what Finn’s jumpsuit is all about. At first I thought it was simply a yellow version of the typical pilot’s jumpsuit due to the support box on the chest,- but from the peek we got of it in the reel, it doesn’t have the same inflatable collar or style lines in the shoulder. It does however have a strap and some bulky hardware on the front shoulder….which looked an awful lot like… Paratrooper Finn!