ON TARGET – Two Marines of a patrol from 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, open fire on the enemy during a recon mission near Con Thien. Left to right are Gunnery Sergeant Michael F. Merritt (Atchison, Kansas) and Lance Corporal David Chrietzburg (Ft. Worth, Texas). The two were part of a small recon force that unearthed a large enemy munitions cache.
February 2 1969 Cpl Bob Partain
LCpl Chrietzburg is firing an M60 machine gun. A third Marine is visible in the grass behind Merritt’s pack.