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Helmeted marines atop amtrac looking out to the right of the frame.

"A shuddering blast carried over the engines--another amtrac farther down the line had struck a mine: the whole column was again immobilized until the lead tractor could work its way around the flaming wreck, while demolition experts cleared the path, wary of stepping upon other mines. [Red Beach, Cua Viet, September 1967.] War Without Heroes, p. 45.