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Bob Passanisi | 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), Merrill's Marauders - Army

7:15   |   He thought he was a slacker, but when Bob Passanisi was evacuated with malaria, he was unconscious for two weeks. Once recovered, he rejoined Merrill's Marauders, where the unit was beginning to have trouble with green replacements and ineffective Chinese allies. (This interview made possible with the support of COL ROBERT W. RUST, USMCR (ret.) in honor of LtGen Lawrence Snowden & LtGen George Christmas.)

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