"Reaching Out." Guided from a first-aid station to a helicopter evacuation clearing, yet still wanting to turn back to his dead commanding office, a marine gunnery sergeant instinctively moves toward a mud-splattered comrade. Wounded for the third time, these would be his last minutes in Vietnam before being flown to a hospital ship at sea and, eventually home. Mutter Ridge, Nui Cay Tri, October 5, 1966.

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