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COMBAT STORIES FROM Vietnam

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

8:52   |   At the Kilo One fire base, a relief platoon came in late and Bob Atkinson's platoon was told not to leave, but to stay the night. That was fortunate for them all because there were an extra thirty Marines in camp. Bob woke to explosions and shot a man running at him. Though he had never fired the mortar himself, he began laying down fire on the human waves of enemy. Part 1 of 3.

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