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John Huffhines | Headquarters and Service Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Regiment, 5th Division - Marines

3:32   |   He wanted to be a Marine Raider but he was six feet four inches tall and they told him he would get his head shot off. So John Huffhines went to telephone lineman's school where he learned to keep combat units connected. Soon he was camped on a lava field in Hawaii.

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