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COMBAT STORIES FROM Vietnam

Bob Atkinson | K Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment - Marines

5:40   |   As a mortarman, Bob Atkinson stayed close to the nucleus of the platoon, with the officer and the radioman. This was a little safer than being a grunt. When automatic weapons fire greeted them in a village, he listened as an artillery support call went out. "That's my country on the other end and they will get us out." It didn't quite work out that way.

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