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Hamburger Hill. 23 Nov 1967, Dak To, South Vietnam. Hill 875 Casualty. Swathed in battle dressings, but still gripping his weapon, a wounded soldier of the 173rd Airborne awaits evacuation from Hill 875. American troops captured the summit of Hill 875 (and wondered why) climaxing the longest and costliest battle of the Vietnam war. The battle claimed the lives of 280 Americans and nearly 1400 North Vietnamese. © Bettmann/CORBIS