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Bennie Koon | HHC 1st Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division Air Mobile

9:27   |   When one of the Marine units supporting them left, Bennie Koon and his platoon had to think quickly to fill in the gaps to stay secure. In their down-time, they played games and drank beer, which became pretty habitual for him.

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