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Ray Mahon ©Stars and StripesSouth Vietnam, 1966: 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:Read a 1966 Stars and Stripes story about the Marines on The Rockpile.

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