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Helicopter on hillside with Marines pulling dead & wounded towards it.

"The hilltop, [861 Alpha], lay bare, sinister, brooding . . . shorn of all grace by the deaths of men who had just fought there. The wounded were flown to Khe Sanh's limited haven far below. Sporadic mortar fire harassed medevacs who lingered more than seconds. [February 1968.]" War Without Heroes, p. 164.