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John Overcash | Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) - Army

7:40   |   He was setting booby traps on the Ho Chi Minh trail when John Overcash stepped on a punji stake. The wound didn't seem bad but the next day, it was apparent that he had blood poisoning. After he recuperated and had a quick visit with his family in Okinawa, his commander had a new assignment for him. He was to lead a recon team into Laos. Part 1 of 2.

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