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A column of Marines, seen from behind, walking along a windblown, snow-covered hillside path.

"They walked with necks bent, shoulders hunched up, eyes almost closed to a kind of cold against which there was no protection . . . in which no clothes had warmth. So they just walked . . . carried their rifles . . . and froze. [Korea, December 1950.]" This Is War!, pp. 143-144.