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Helmeted Marine seated in a doorway reading a comic book.

"Life was somewhat easier for those men assigned to the command bunker . . . The sandbag-reinforced doorway leading down into the bunker was special, too, for it gave good light and almost total security to the grunt who wanted to catch up on those paperback comics from home--a forlorn, mud-booted man who recalled the soldier in rotting trenches at Verdun and the Argonne, or even earlier . . . in the Civil War. [Con Thien, September/October 1967.]" War Without Heroes, p. 106.