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This is War!
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Three-quarter left profile of a Hayworth, his mouth partly open, looking questioningly into the distance. The silhouette of a Marine standing nearby is visible in the background.

[Corporal Leonard Hayworth was completely devastated upon learning that there were no more grenades, ammunition for his machine-gun, reinforcements, or communication with the rear.] "He just wanted something to take back to his buddy up forward still holding their position [on No-Name Ridge]. The knowledge that he must go back empty-handed was more than he could bear. [Korea, September 1950.]" This Is War!, p. 26.