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Helmeted Marine seated in sandbagged bunker playing his guitar and singing.

"On duty atop the command bunker, sentry Pfc. Joseph Marshall, 18, of Alexandria, La., resigned to living in a situation beyond his control if not God's, quietly sings to himself spirituals loved since his childhood at home. [Khe Sanh, February 1968.]" Life. 23 Feb. 1968. p. 28B.