(1968: The Defining Year)
Top picture is Department of Defense (USMC) Photo A371122
and bottom is Department of Defense (USMC) Photo A372950
Top, Marines from the 2d Battalion. 5th Marines wearing
gas masks are about to flush out enemy soldiers holding out in a stronghold.
The Marbles used CS (a variant of tear gas) to disable the enemy and curtail
casualties. Bottom, a Marine M48 tank is stationed next to the blown An
Cuu bridge. With the bridge down, the main land resupply route into the
city from Phu Bai was closed.