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Smiling, helmeted Marine eating an apple.

"Pfc. Richard Hughes found his true home in the Marine Corps when he enlisted from the wheat-and-cattle country around Halstead, Kansas. He claimed that his months in uniform had been the happiest of his life--he even accepted dismal Con Thien . . . [September/October 1967.]" War Without Heroes, p. 118.