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Four combat ready Marines assault their objective by using live fire from their M-16A1 rifles and M-203 40mm grenade launchers mounted on their rifles. The Marines are a part of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines and are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

A Marine lieutenant colonel gives a briefing to members of one of his company during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Prior to firing, CPL Williams checks the sight on this 105mm howitzer gun for correct alignment. These Marines are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

An artillery gun team from Btry. C, 5th Bn., 10th Marines, prepares to fire their 105mm howitzer during Operation CAX-1-2-82

In preparation for setting up the 105mm howitzer, LCPL Hodges digs a fire pit for his gun team. These Marines are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

Part of 3rd Plt., Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, debark an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle and prepare to assault their objective. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

An artillery gun team from Charlie Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, reload their 105mm howitzer during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Three combat ready Marines of the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, take up the firing position with their M-16A1 rifles and M-60A1 machine gun during Operation CAX-1-2-82

A squad of combat-ready Marines debark a personnel tracked landing vehicle 7 (LVTP-7) and climb a hill as part of the assault phase during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Two combat ready fire teams debark an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle and assault a hill during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Four Marines from Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles during an assault. This is a part of Operation CAX-1-2-82

Two combat ready Marines are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles and an M-203 40mm grenade launcher attacked to the first rifle. The Marines are approaching their objective during Operation CAX-1-2-82

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, MGEN Alfred M. Gray Jr, commanding general, 2nd Marines Division, is briefed by the commanding officer of the 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, on the present situation

Some members of Co. L, 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, move out and over a hill during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Four combat ready Marines from Weapons Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles and an M-203 40mm grenade launcher attacked to the first rifle. The Marines are assaulting their objective during Operation CAX-1-2-82

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, LCPL Jones of Hotel Company, 1ST Battalion, 10th Marines, prepares the rounds (ammunition) for his 105mm howitzer team

An artillery gun team from Btry. C, 5th Bn., 10th Marines, fires their 105mm howitzer during Operation CAX-1-2-82

An explosion is set off in front of an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle during Operation CAX-1-2-82. The three Marines standing behind the LVTP-7 protect ears from the noise

A 105mm howitzer crew from Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 10th Marines, prepare for a fire mission. The company is participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

Two fire teams from Co. A,1ST Bn., 8th Marines, debark an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle and assault a hill during Operation CAX-1-2-82

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, CPL Smith of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, moves into position to assault the objective

PVT Davis of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, is the anchor man for his squad as they get back aboard an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle at the end of Operation CAX-1-2-82

A 105mm howitzer team from Btry. H, 1ST Bn., 10th Marines, stands by for the next fire mission. The battery is participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

SGT Smith and CPL Davis assist a third Marine from Alpha Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, by using the two-man carry. This is part of their training in first-aid during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Three members of the Combat Engineers Battalion are in the offensive position on a mountain during Operation CAX-1-2-82. They are equipped with a M-60A1 machine gun and M-16A1 rifles

The 2nd Marine Division personnel take time out from their training in Operation CAX-1-2-82 and watch a show put on by the USO

Four combat ready Marines assault their objective by using live fire from their M-16A1 rifles and M-203 40mm grenade launchers mounted on their rifles. The Marines are a part of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines and are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

Four combat ready Marines from Weapons Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles and an M-203 40mm grenade launcher attacked to the first rifle. The Marines are assaulting their objective during Operation CAX-1-2-82

An artillery gun team from Btry. H, 1ST Bn., 10th Marines, prepares to reload their 105mm howitzer during the live fire part of Operation CAX-1-2-82

Three combat ready Marines from Co. K, 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles. They are awaiting word to move forward and assault their objective during Operation CAX-1-2-82

An artillery gun team from Btry. H, 1ST Bn., 10th Marines, prepares to fire their 105mm howitzer during the live fire part of Operation CAX-1-2-82

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