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Joe Costello (1:11) video | transcript

I probably could only see two, three, four alive people from my vantage point on the jungle floor. There was thick underbrush around and a lot of our contact with each other was by voice and I do remember specific guys that I could see and talk to, like Grider and a soldier I later know to be Krische, that I was next to at various points out there.

We were all in the prone position, laying down, trying to stay close to the ground and trying to assemble as much ammo as we could so when the inevitable rush of the enemy came, that we would do the best that we could. We were all scared, very scared and thinking that the end might be near. There were a lot of dead guys around, a lot of bodies.

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