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Three Marine snipers, one aiming rifle and the other two watching their target.

"The snipers of Khe Sanh work in three-man teams. When they drop an enemy each man of the team is credited with a kill. Here Lance Corporal Albert Miranda, 19, of El Paso, Texas, squeezes off a shot at a North Vietnamese soldier . . . His fellow sniper, Lance Corporal David Burdwell, 20, of Wichita Falls, Texas (center), calls the shot together with their platoon lieutenant, Alec Bodenwiser of Portland, Ore., the third member of the team. [February 1968.]" Life. 23 Feb. 1968. p. 27.