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

4:04   |   When the door to the airliner opened in Da Nang, the heat was overwhelming. Young Marine Gene McCandless was in an Amtrac unit and he began an eventful journey north to get to his unit. Along the way, he jumped out of a rolling C-130 and hitched a ride on a Navy river patrol boat.

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