Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans


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

4:57   |   They could hear their own artillery rounds going overhead. Then, all of a sudden, they were right on top of Bob Atkinson's unit. He dove for a small hole at the same time as another guy, who took the brunt of the blast. His picture was in Stars and Stripes but there was no mention of friendly fire.

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