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COMBAT STORIES FROM Korea

Jack King | 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division

3:06   |   Laying in a foxhole during a mortar barrage, Jack King thought for a moment about sticking a foot up and possibly getting a million dollar wound. That feeling passed. He recalls the story of a young replacement Marine who came into the unit really gung-ho. That also passed. (This interview made possible with the support of RALPH J. TINGLE.)

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