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ABANDONED A South Vietnamese soldier rests his eyes at a lonely

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ABANDONED! A South Vietnamese soldier rests his eyes at a lonely outpost northeast of Kontum, 270 miles north of Saigon, March 25, 1974.

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ABANDONED! A South Vietnamese soldier rests his eyes at a lonely outpost northeast of Kontum, 270 miles north of Saigon, March 25, 1974.

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