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David Douglas Duncan

War

Vietnam
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Silhouette of Marine wielding pickaxe, with dusky hills and dark clouds in background.

"The Marines prepared for each night with loving care--digging new positions for the big recoilless rifles; sneaking 'Ontos,' 'The Thing,' up into the firing line at dusk: multibarreled, deadly. [Con Thien, September/October 1967.] " War Without Heroes, 132.