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Four shirtless Marines, seated and playing cards, in scene lit by candlelight.

"By night, their world spun around Mike Company's bunker . . . As soon as Captain Frank Breth had briefed his platoon lieutenants, every man in that massively timbered haven ripped open rations and began cooking, cleaning weapons, writing home or talking . . . [or playing cards by candlelight. Con Thien, September/October 1967.]" War Without Heroes, p. 113.