(USMC Photo)  Mutter Ridge, a killing ground.  The desperate, brutal fighting on Nui Cay Tri Ridge (called "Mutter Ridge" by the Marines) see-sawed back and forth for weeks in the fall of 1966.  Only blind luck determined who lived, and who died.  In this photo, Marines drag their wounded and dead brothers-in-arms toward a Huey from VMO-2.  Note that all of the vegetation has been stripped away by artillery and air strikes.