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Two Marines, in helmets and fatigues, sit side-by-side, smoking cigarettes.

"When it seemed that . . . machine-gunner [Corporal Leonard Hayworth] was shattered beyond all hope, a black-jawed, smiling old veteran crawled over . . . Sitting shoulder to shoulder with the younger man, he calmly told him how they were still holding the line . . . The grimy old veteran talked a feeble smile back upon the face of the corporal. Tears still streaked his face up under his helmet where the rain could not wash them away, but the Old Marine seemed not to notice. [Korea, September 1950.]" This Is War!, p. 26.