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09-18-02, 09:16 AM
DAYTON | The two helicopters hovered over the roof of the former Jackson Elementary School. After a few seconds, black ropes fell down.

Then came the U.S. Marines, sliding down the ropes. Within minutes, more than 20 Marines were on the roof, and the two helicopters flew off.

Hundreds of Marines repeated that exercise throughout Monday afternoon.

"This is, in essence, a dress rehearsal for how we would take down a building," said Capt. James D. Jarvis, the public affairs officer for the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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