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A column of Marines scurring down a dirk bank into a grassy field that is next to a gravel road where their armored tank is stopped. Mountains are visible in the distance.

The column of Marines on the road into the Naktong rim of the Perimeter halts; most battalions head for the surrounding hilltops on orders to dig-in. Korea, September 1950.