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Jim Benson | I Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Marines

6:11   |   Jim Benson's mission was to hold and guard the Tu Cau bridge. The work load on his men was heavy and he details the routine of patrols and ambushes, both day and night, that left the Marines exhausted. At the same time, he had to constantly train new replacements who had no combat knowledge.

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