A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 6, 1967

UP on the edge of Viet Nam's DMZ last week, TIME Correspondent David Greenway, like the Marines whose activities he was reporting, found himself spending much of his time hunkered down in foxholes. The way to stay healthy was to steer clear of incoming artillery shells.

Once, while he and a sergeant major waited for a lull in the firing, Greenway experienced what he says was a moment of total recall. "There I was, covered with mud, sweaty, nose pressed into the dirt, and I suddenly remembered that almost exactly a year ago to the day I was sitting in our plush...

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