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Photo is from the Ted Vdorick Collection


A lone Marine can he seen standing up along the trenchline of Company
D, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, located in the Rock Quarry about 1,500
meters west of the main base. Note the sandbags along the trenchline.


The American flag flies over the command bunker of Company I, 3d Battalion.
26th Marines on Hill 881 South, one of the main hill outposts. Captain
William H. Dabney, the Company l commander, who had the colors raised
every morning, argued that his company was in one of the best positions
to locate the enemy gun.


Department of Defense (USMC) Photo A191078






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