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Ken Santor holds a bag of Tootsie Rolls after Jon Yuspa, right, executive director of Honor Flight Nevada, surprised the Korean War veteran and persuaded him to tell the story of the password Tootsie Roll.

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Mayday: The Marines need Tootsie Rolls

Marines crawled on their bellies for Tootsie Rolls. Marine veteran Ken Santor said during the early years of the Korean War, a mortar company hunkered down near Chosin Reservoir ran out of ordnance.


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