Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM Vietnam

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

7:55   |   Bob Atkinson stopped talking to grunts. He was a mortarman and he was constantly meeting new riflemen and becoming close to some of them. He tells the story of Gary Jordan, his best friend, and why he feels responsible for what happened to him.

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