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Gene McCandless | 3rd Amtrac Battalion, 3rd Marine Division - Marines

7:07   |   After basic and infantry training, Marine recruit Gene McCandless was assigned to Amtracs. The amphibious tractors could ferry troops from ship to shore as well as travel on land to support the infantry. When he got to the staging battalion for final training before deployment, they found out he was still seventeen.

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