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LtGen Ron Christmas | H Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division - Marines

6:42   |   As Ron Christmas fought to capture the Capitol building in the battle for Hue, the sight of an enemy flag angered him. Even though it was forbidden, as soon as he secured the site, he raised an American flag to boost the morale of his men.

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