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In 1966 before most of you were born, the boot camp platoon promoted one recruit to E2 PFC. He also got a set of dress blues. It wasn't me, however I did get PFC in ITR, and before my first leave...
Like this in 1968, no rank, less was more, helmet and (army flac vest) because it was a dangerous time. During my tour, 10/09/67-10/29/68, 17,807 KIAs
1371 Combat Engineer assigned to 1st Btn 5th Marines 1967-1968
I was with 1/5 as a combat engineer in 67-68. This article, albeit written in 2000 made me tear up. I must be a puss.
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