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Photo #: NH 96991

Defense of the Pusan Perimeter, 1950

PFC Harold R. Bates and PFC Richard N. Martin rest atop the third objective (Hill 311) that U.S. Marines seized overlooking the Naktong River, South Korea, 19 August 1950. Photographed by Sgt. Frank C. Kerr, USMC. Note: Canteen in use, M1 Rifle carried by one Marine and M1 carbine with fixed bayonet carried by the other, who has a bayonet scabbard attached to his leg. August