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It was late in the afternoon when Captain Daniel A. Hitzelberger, commanding officer of Company G, 2d Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment, signaled the 1st Platoon to move out. “We came down the steep slopes from Landing Zone Dallas,” he recalled, “to cross the river between it and the lower slopes of...
Sixty feet, 6 inches from the mound to home plate. Not that far, but not that close. A pitch can be perfectly thrown for the first 60 feet, then, well, that’s why baseball is magic. Robert A. “Bob” Grim wore Yankee pinstripes and had to believe in magic. He found it hard to believe that he was even...
Part II Part I of “Operation Starlite” saw Marines storm across the beach of southern I Corps south of Chu Lai and make inland helicopter assaults attempting to smash the 1st Viet Cong Regiment. Now, the battle turns into duels and shoot-outs in the farming fields under an unrelenting August 1965...

Today in History

August 4

1855

Marines from the USS Powhatan captured 17 pirate junks near Hong Kong.