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Dan McBride | 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - Army

6:29   |   It wasn't the short, easy mission they were promised. It was continuous combat for weeks. Paratrooper Dan McBride had jumped into Operation Market Garden in Holland and right away nearly got killed by a mortar round. During the attack on Best, he got pinned down during a German ambush and had another narrow escape.

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