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Raymond Mitchell | 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Marines

5:05   |   Nobody got promoted during combat in the Pacific, so Marine Raymond Mitchell came out a corporal. It was a tough time. Clothes rotting off you. Malaria and contaminated water. After the war, his unit had duty in China, where it was freezing cold after the tropics nearly killed him.

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