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June 22, 1978: Marine Reservists during a training amphibious landing at Coronado capture one spectator — a Navy specialist getting some rays after planting dummy explosives.
(Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times)

More than 700 Leatherneck Reservists from eight states came ashore during their annual two-week training. They spent a full week in amphibious training before the simulated landing.

After hitting the beach from landing craft, the Marines advanced through a smoke screen and took cover on the beach.

A similar photo by Robert Lachman’s appeared on page 1 the next morning. Four additional photos were used on an inside page.

The post was originally published Oct. 7, 2010.

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