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Paul Van Riper | M Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Marines

5:04   |   The Vietnamese had a unit called the National Police Field Force and when a platoon of these men was sent to his battalion, Paul Van Riper insisted they be assigned to his company. He integrated them with his Marines and they functioned well together. He recalls a bunker clearing operation that had a surprise ending.

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