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Top photo courtesy of Col Joseph L. Sadowski, USMC (Ret), and

bottom photo courtesy of Col Lee R. Bendell, USMC (Ret)

The Marine base at Con Thien (A-4) is seen at top,
with Marines constructing hunkers at A-4 in photograph at bottom. Col
Lee R. Bendell. whose 3d Battalion, 4th Marines served at Con Thien
in 1967, observed that NVA artillery fire "necessitated overhead
protection."






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