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I don't care how they dress so long as they mind their fighting.-- Sir Thomas Picton
An Afternoon Near Twin Tunnels8577 Reads
It was January 28, 1951. I had been with my platoon for five days. The platoon leader, Lieutenant Mitchell, called us into his hut and informed us that we would be going on a motorized patrol the next day. He emphasized that it would be dangerous since a patrol had gone into the same region on the 28th without finding the enemy.
The next morning, January 29, 1951, after breakfast the vehicles were assembled for the patrol and my squad leader went on sick call. The rest of my squad, all newcomers, loaded up for the trip. I started out in the second jeep but that was to change later.
Note: by Richard C Fockler, 23rd lnf., C Co.
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