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

6:59   |   The platoon was scattered after the disastrous attack on Sugarloaf Hill. Dick Whitaker and his buddy found a foxhole and proceeded to make it deeper. When he stopped and leaned over to light a cigarette, that's when the Japanese sniper took his shot.

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