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

5:55   |   (From Interview #2 Jan. 9, 2011 Video #23) The paratrooper outfit was severely depleted, so the call went out to other units; come volunteer for airborne duty. They were back to full strength just in time for Operation Market Garden, the push into Holland, where Jake McNiece faced 78 lousy days of hard fighting.

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