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Dale Ney | 173rd Airborne Brigade, 503rd Infantry Regiment

6:36   |   There was no reason for them to be there. Dale Ney spotted a group of civilians working on a rubber plantation in a Communist stronghold. He fired in their direction and they scattered, but they had a radio and soon their compatriots set up an ambush which pinned down the Americans for over an hour.


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  • Dale Ney  |  N/A  |  Multiple Units  |  3:40

    His three brothers joined the Navy, but when it was Dale Ney's turn, they had a waiting list, so he went with the Army. After basic training and MP school, he deployed to Korea as part of the American force remaining after the armistice.

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