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A column of Marines marching behind a truck. Only the legs of dead Marines are visible on the top of the truck.

[On the march from the Changjin Reservoir to the beach at Hungnam, the wounded and frozen rode.] "The dead also rode--tied upon trucks and trailers. Behind them--the shuffle of their feet following the rising and falling beat of a tragic rhythm--walked the living. [Korea, December 1950.]" This Is War!, p. 144.