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Ben Martinez | 2nd Battalion Aid Station, 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division

7:13   |   Unfortunately, Martinez's job overseas could not be completed without some wrench in the works. He remembers two significant medical supply failures, which he talks about here. In addition, he remembers a sergeant who lost his sanity after he got word that his brother had been killed. This happened during the evacuation and aiding the wounded at Mt. Capello, all while having the pressure of being constantly under fire. (This interview made possible with the support of HELEN & ED BUDNY.)

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