July 18, 2016

2653 UNITED STATES (California) - The Leap Frogs navy parachute team over Coronado

2653 The Leap Frogs navy parachute team freefalls from
12.000 feet and forms a star formation over the Coronado
Bay Bridge and the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.
The SEAL parachuting demonstration occurred on the Fourth of July.

The United States Navy Parachute Team, commonly known as the "Leap Frogs", consists of active-duty personnel drawn from parachute riggers, naval special warfare, including Navy SEALs, special warfare combatant-craft crewmen, and support personnel. The Leap Frogs are all volunteers. The team was officially commissioned as the U.S. Navy Parachute Team in 1974 by the Chief of Naval Operations and assigned the mission of demonstrating Navy excellence throughout the United States.

About the stamps
About the first stamp, depicting the president Abraham Lincoln, I wrote here. The last two stamps, depicting a coal miner, is part of a series which honors America’s industrial workers, Building a Nation, about which I wrote here.

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Sender: Denise 
Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 11.03.2014
Photo: Michael P. Wood / 2009

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