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Crowd of Marines in landing vehicle with aircraft carrier in background.

In the estuary of the Cua Viet River, Marines from the 3rd Battalion Landing Team, deployed from the USS Tripoli, prepare to land just five miles south of the DMZ on the first day of Operation Fortress Sentry, September 17th, 1967.