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Can anyone explain the origin of the practice of yelling "Geronimo" when parachuting from a plane?

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    Have you tried to look this up yourself?
    – simchona
    Jun 25 '12 at 18:10
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    The always-reliable ;) Wikipedia has this.
    – MT_Head
    Jun 25 '12 at 18:12
  • See the FAQ under "Why are some questions closed?" - general reference.
    – MT_Head
    Jun 25 '12 at 18:18
  • The question made me curious to know the answer, but sadly it's off-topic, and general reference to boot.
    – Lynn
    Jun 25 '12 at 18:22
  • Feel free to close the question; I'd close it myself but apparently I don't have sufficient rep. Jun 25 '12 at 18:34
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This wikipedia article says:

Thanks to a 1939 movie about Geronimo, US paratroopers traditionally shout "Geronimo" to show they have no fear of jumping out of an airplane.

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