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Welcome to That One Scene, a semi-regular series in which Marine veteran and pop culture omnivore James Clark waxes nostalgic about that one scene from a beloved movie.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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Editor’s note: The Long March will be closed for inventory the month of August. We regret any inconvenience this causes our loyal customers. In an effort to keep you reasonably content and focussed, we are offering re-runs of some of the best columns of the year. We value your custom and hope you will stick around for . . . the Long March

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When Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” hit theaters in the summer of 1998, it was instantly hailed as a war film unlike anything audiences had ever seen before. And it mostly boiled down to one really long, really epic scene: the first 27 minutes of the movie, which depicts the Omaha Beach assault of June 6, 1944 in graphic detail and with dizzying devotion to the chaotic reality of heavy combat.

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