Articles

Here are articles, stories and chronologies of our time in the DMZ.

You may easily view and download several of them as pdf files, and the magazine articles are also available in side-by-side format.

LZ Margo: The Dead Went Last, Major General Jarvis D. Lynch's account of the battle of LZ Margo as seen through the eyes of a battalion operations officer.

 

This article originally appeared in Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, November 1995.

You may also view and download it here:

Single-page pdf format.

 

Double-page pdf format.

Major Jarvis Lynch, our operations officer and de facto commander in the DMZ. Photo courtesy of Kent Wonders.

LZ Margo: Lest We Forget. Captain Kyle Watts, a writer who was a Marine officer in a recent era, attended the fifty-year reunion of men who fought a little-known but unforgettable battle. Those he met had been changed forever, often in surprisingly positive ways.

 

This article originally appeared in Leatherneck, May 2019.

You may also view and download it here:

Single-page pdf format.

Double-page pdf format.

Kyle's website Battlesight Zero (bzohistory.com) features a variety of articles he has written themed "history from the front lines."

Former Captain Kyle Watts writes for Leatherneck and operates a website with the mission of honoring military veterans by telling their stories. Photo courtesy of Kyle Watts.

Among them, Kyle now includes an enhanced version of his Leatherneck article about LZ Margo. Without the restrictions of print media, he was able to add significantly more photos to the original text.

Here's a link: bzohistory.com/lz-margo.

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