Nancy and I loved watching the Marines perform maneuvers. In the above video, we observed the plane landing and taking off.
This is a small airfield in Hearne, TX, and the military contracts with the powers-that-be to use it for training purposes.
Our hotel was filled with these young service people, and many of them were long-timers in the military.
Since they were on training drills, I assumed they were all recruits. Nope. Many had been in for years.
We waited after dark to see if they returned, but if they parachuted again in the blackness, it was too dark for us to see. When we heard a horse and rider approaching from a field, we decided to leave. After all, we were out in the middle of nowhere, and the Marines were up in the sky someplace, not close by to protect us from the unexpected.