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4 August 1968: Stars and Stripes: Marine Lance Corporal Coy L. Hester, Jr. (Oneonta New York) raises the American flag with the help of a Vietnamese soldier at a small Marine outpost 36 miles north of the Marine Air Base, Chu Lai. Coy, attached to the 1st Combined Action Group, is one of 14 Marines that help train home guards to defend their villages. The flag was donated by a woman's club in the states (official photo by 1st Lieutenant Joe Collins)
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Original description and photo sourced from The USMC Archive

Da Nang, South Vietnam: Marine Cpl. Michael Wynn, 20, of Columbus, Ohio, seems to be trying to get a message across with a takeoff on a hippie slogan "make war not love" written on his helmet here. Wynn is taking a breather during Operation Ballistic Charge.
Credit (UPI photo by Bill Hall) 9/21/67.

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