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Jim Benson | I Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division

6:16   |   The platoon had just moved from the point position to the back of the column. Platoon leader Jim Benson walked up the column to speak to the next platoon's leader when the Viet Cong attacked and he was pinned down. One man rose to the occasion, Private Dewey, the unit's misfit.

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