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A U.S. Marine stands staring down at a dead Korean soldier.

"The messenger who stopped beside the fence behind which lay the body of a rubber-booted North Korean lieutenant saw the body of a dead man as . . . just another statement of fact, and another incident of another day [in the war in Korea] . . . then he continued up the hill [in Seoul] to deliver his dispatches. [September 1950.]" This Is War!, p. 92.