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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Dick Whitaker | 29th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division - Marines

7:05   |   He tried to enlist at seventeen but his folks weren't having it. Dick Whitaker had already talked to the Marine recruiter and, when he came back after graduating high school, the sergeant recognized him. He was off to Parris Island to get the DI treatment and it wasn't long before he boarded a troop ship headed west.

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