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Vietnam
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Seated Marines on ridge at sunset, looking out over valley and mountains at sunset.

"Dinner finished . . . weapons handy . . . too late to reread the last letter from home, the Con Thien Marines started easing into their trenches, ready for another night among imaginations and memories, while waiting for reality from below. [September/October 1967.]" War Without Heroes, p. 139.