Where are you, Komatsu?

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Looking for an American colour war film I saw as a child shot around the late sixties or early seventies set in Pacific Theatre in WWII or perhaps Korean War or less likely Vietnam War. All I can remember a scene where a commanding officer (who I thought was John Wayne, but I don’t think so now) was wounded and had to be carried on a stretcher through the jungle but still able to lead his unit. I distinctively remember a scene where a little Asian village boy (possibly orphaned) introduces himself to the soldiers as “My name is Komatsu.” I’ve always thought he was that kid Hamchunk from The Green Berets (“Was my Peter-san brave?”), but once I saw it again as an adult, obviously not.


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Sounds like, Merrill's Marauders (1962)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056234/reference 
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Man

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I'll give this a try when I can find it on DVD. It may be the case. Thanks so much.
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Merrill's Marauders (1962)
I'll give this a try when I can find it on DVD
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https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Merrill%27s+Marauders

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Man

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Prefer to watch on DVD. Thanks for nothing, tho'.
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Well, you could watch some bits and pieces to see if this is what you are looking for

before you BUY a DVD
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We have a public library here. But the only way to watch the full film is if you pay for it. And besides, I hate watching a film on my desktop, I'd rather watch on by big screen TV. But thanks again.