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David Douglas Duncan


This is War!
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Several Marines stand around a small building where two Marines are affixing an American flag to the roof.

"Men of Captain Bob Barrow's company raised a small American flag over the highest rooftop upon the highest hill [in Seoul]--but even as it was tied into place the sound of firing down the hill attracted their attention . . . and the flag-raising became just a statement of fact--a minor incident in another day [in Korea, September 1950.]" This Is War!, p. 92.