Banners of appreciation from the Vietnamese decorate the dock at Danang where a farewell ceremony was held by the Vietnamese Government for departing Marines of the 1st Battalion/9th Regiment, July 14, 1969.
1968. Vietnam War. // Night was near when two great birds beat through the clouds to squat upon the runway - two gaping-beaked, potbellied prehistoric birds: messengers come now to carry off the fallen men of the day's battle. Marines from Khe Sanh joining those other men killed in all otherwars. Then they were gone and it was night. // by David Duncan Douglas