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Scout Dogs Saved This Marine’s Ass

I served as a squad leader with the second platoon of the Provisional Rifle Company, located at the Force Logistics Command just north of Da Nang near Red Beach. We were the perfect example of “Every Marine a Rifleman”.  Everyone in the second platoon as I recall, were from the Communications Company but FLC needed protection and we became the grunts.  My MOS (military occupation specialty) was 2841, radio repairman, but, overnight my MOS became 0311, Infantry.

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