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The Rockpile, 1965
April 11, 2017
Ray Mahon ©Stars and StripesSouth Vietnam, October, 1965: A U.S. Marine enjoys a little shelter from the elements as he maintains radio communications atop The Rockpile, a 750-foot hill located at the junction of five valleys seven miles south of the DMZ. The Marines manned the exposed 40-by-17-foot summit outpost for weeks at a time.
RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 1966 story about the Marines on The Rockpile.Stars and Stripes' "Vietnam at 50" section.