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

5:34   |   (From Interview #2 Jan. 9, 2011 Video #26) As a reward for 78 days of hard fighting in Operation Market Garden, Jake McNiece got a 72 hour pass which he characteristically abused and stretched into an AWOL situation. He was offered a way out of his arrest. He could volunteer for the Pathfinders.

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