A pyrotechnic signal flare that is carried up into the air by a rocket and floats suspended from a small parachute.
- Engagements during hours of darkness can require illumination, such as a star cluster or parachute flare, to illuminate enemy positions.
- After illuminating both sea and land with parachute flares, the enemy aircraft came in at low level.
- Squad leaders fired their M203 rounds with modified parachute flares to mark enemy positions.
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