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Fatal Game

PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM--A hand grenade being tossed back and forth in a game of "chicken" between two American soldiers exploded, killing both of them and a third soldier who had stepped into their quarters to get a cigarette, Army officials said. Both players had reportedly been drinking heavily.

They decided to pull the pin from a hand grenade and throw it to each other. The first man to throw it away would be "chicken." Another soldier ran to get an officer when he saw the pin pulled.