Marked dead in Vietnam, Marine endures a long journey back to life

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Thought this was worth a read.

Marked dead in Vietnam, Marine endures a long journey back to life

Ronald Ridgeway was "killed" in Vietnam on Feb. 25, 1968.

The 18-year-old Marine Corps private first class fell with a bullet to the shoulder during a savage firefight with the enemy outside Khe Sanh. Dozens of Marines, from what came to be called "the ghost patrol," perished there.

At first, Ridgeway was listed as missing in action. Back home in Texas, his old school, Sam Houston High, made an announcement over the intercom.
 

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Unbelievable. What an ordeal this young Marine endured.

For me and my bros, the thought of being taken prisoner worried us more than the possibility of getting shot or killed.
 
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