The Marines landed in Caseyville at seventeen hundred thirty hours on 15 JAN 16.

Lou Zezoff, site of Granite City, will never forget it.

“My wife Annette and I went out to dinner at Cracker Barrel,” Lou said a week and a half later, wearing the same “US Navy Vietnam Vet” cap he wore that evening. “When we were seated, I noticed five young men sitting at a round table. I knew they were military by their haircuts — high and tight.”
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