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Evarist LeMay | 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division

7:13   |   Evarist LeMay recalls his time spent in firefights in Korea and the effect that they had on his mindset. Losing a friend on the battlefield right next to you is not something that easily escapes you.

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  • Evarist LeMay  |  Korea  |  5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division  |  3:18

    Evarist LeMay recalls the capturing of a group of Chinese soldiers by his regiment and the actions they took for retribution. While scouting, LeMay and his fellow scouts come across a group of American soldiers that had been brutally executed. He credits these types of situations for the PTSD that happens to guys like him when they come home.

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