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

3:58   |   The casualties were astounding on Okinawa for the 29th Marine Regiment. More than once, Dick Whitaker saw men killed just after arriving as replacements. He had already been wounded once and narrowly missed serious injury again when a stray artillery shell hit near him.

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