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Jake McNiece | 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - Army

4:04   |   (From Interview #2 Jan. 9, 2011 Video #11) The Dirty Dozen was inspired by a real life demolition and saboteur squad led by Jake McNiece. While in training, his group acquired the nickname The Filthy Thirteen, because of their disdain for Army rules and discipline.

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