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Two Vietnamese fishermen in foreground watching a line of Marines walking along the beach.

"[During the first 24 hours of Operation Fortress Sentry], a couple of Vietnamese net fishermen stoically watched the [Marines landing on Red Beach, while] standing in tidal pools along the north bank of the Cua Viet River, five miles south of the DMZ and Ben Hai River (dividing South from North Viet-Nam). [September 17th, 1967.]" War Without Heroes, p. 17.