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A new beginning

It was late afternoon on Dec. 7th, 1966, another day in Chu Lai, when 24-year-old 1st Lt. Buddy Brown Spivey of Siloam Springs was setting his 3rd platoon of D Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Delta 1/7) into a defensive position on Hill 30 above a village known as Phu Long 1.

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