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Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea, August 1981: Spc. 5 William Coe sits in a no parking zone as he writes a letter home. The sign above his head was intended for motorists in the post exchange parking lot at Yongsan Garrison rather than for letter writers parking on the park bench.

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