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Sign over sandbagged bunker, reading “Home Is Where You Dig It!”

"North Vietnamese gunners, controlled by always-moving ridge-top observers, rarely missed hitting something or someone, every salvo. So the Marines lived like prairie dogs, in and out of their vast colony of bunkers . . . The burrowing Marines . . . revealed a unique sort of humor in signs left behind while running for their lives. [Khe Sanh, February 1968.]" War Without Heroes, p. 200.