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No, it would be like going to jump school and claiming to be a paratrooper. Claiming to have been in a specific unit is an entirely different thing. But when you graduate from jump school the Army puts a "P" on your MOS, just like they add the Ranger "V" for graduating from Ranger school. They don't officially add anything for being in the 82d. So this argument is exactly the same as arguing about whether a guy who graduated from jump school and went to a leg unit is a paratrooper, or whether only a guy who has served in an airborne unit is a paratrooper.That would be like me going to Airborne School and claiming I was in the 82nd Airborne... Alot of soldiers go to Ranger School, but that does not make them a ranger.