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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

William Forbes | 1st Platoon, C Company, 12th Infantry Regiment

10:17   |   On D-Day, William Forbes' platoon storms the beaches of Normandy and fights their way through the French countryside all the way to Cherbourg. After a month of non-stop combat, he leads his team to Saint-Lo, where a bewildering explosion drastically alters his role in the war effort.

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