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Frank Cox | Echo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division - Marines

6:31   |   As three Marine companies advanced on a decidedly non-friendly village, the forward observer called for artillery support. Frank Cox was the artillery liaison officer and, finding the commander asleep, he gave the fire order himself, a move which had repercussions. A CBS news crew was embedded in the operation and they captured a famous image which had major repercussions back home.

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