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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Mario Patruno | F Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - Army

6:34   |   Anxious to fight the Germans, Paratrooper Mario Patruno tells how he survived heavy gunfire, a rough landing in France, and an incident with a French traitor.

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