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Valle Vista’s Rick Veradt, center, stands with the brothers of his squad leader from Vietnam. Nearly 50 years ago, Veradt was there when his squad leader died in the conflict.

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Valle Vista man saw his squad leader die in Vietnam

Nearly 50 years later, Veradt stands with his squad leader’s family

I'm a scared 19-year-old firing at an enemy I cannot see and hoping I don't die.