Issue was originally intended as G.I. Combat (DC, 1957 series) #222, as the title converted from bi-monthly to monthly frequency, but due to a clerical error in making the necessary changes in the UPC the contents were shifted to this series at the last moment (per The Comic Reader #181).
On-sale date from Comic Reader #180.
This story was originally intended for G.I. Combat #222. When that title shifted its publishing frequency, this story was bumped into this Special Series issue. A different E. R. Cruz story was published in G.I. Combat #222 in its place. Top margin of the original page art says "GI Combat #222 Sept B4302"