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Freddie Owens | A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division - Army

4:38   |   Freddie Owens reflects on the heroic actions of Capt. George Forrest during the battle of the Ia Drang Valley. He saved the day, but still, men were lost. One was the baby of the unit, eighteen year old Vincent Locatelli. Owens felt that if he could keep young Vincent alive, he could do it for the others.

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