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LZ Margo and the DMZ (continued)

Hot Landing Zones and Firefights

On October 1, the BLT shifted further north and east.


The 81s platoon lost two Marines and suffered 21 wounded from 130mm artillery fire landing on LZ Duster. The mortarmen suspected that their highly-visible mortar tubes made them an inviting target.

October 1, 1968: The 81s platoon lands on LZ Duster, the last of our DMZ landing zones. Moments after this photo was taken, they took artillery fire and lost two Marines, with another 21 wounded. Photo courtesy of Eric Smith.

An hour later, G Company got into a firefight and lost two more Marines.

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