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James Richardson | 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), Merrill's Marauders - Army

4:35   |   He didn't hear or see the source, but a piece of shrapnel hit James Richardson in the shoulder. He begged a reluctant buddy to dig it out with a knife, then got it dressed by a medic. He was told he could be evacuated, but that wasn't the way the way men thought in this particular unit.

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