(Kim Ki Sam/Stars and Stripes)

South Vietnam, November 1968: Pfc. Carroll G. Steeve, of 3rd Platoon, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, takes time out from the war to do some laundry, using the best substitute he could find for a clothesline.

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