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PALM COAST (NDN) — They wanted the picture to be just right, to look as close as possible to the one they’d taken together 50 years ago, back when their memories hadn’t yet been clouded by the images of war.

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So Saturday morning, on the sun-drenched Atlantic shore of Cinnamon Beach on Florida’s northeast coast, four U.S. Marine veterans gathered around a yellow longboard turned upright, trying to recreate a moment from five decades earlier.

Bob Falk, 71, wearing a mirror-image blue-and-white striped shirt, leaned against the longboard’s left side, resting his spare hand on his hip.

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Marines buddies Dennis Puleo, from left, Tom Hanks, Bob Falk, and Bob DeVenezia view the photograph that was taken nearly 50 years prior during weapons training in Oceanside, California to memorize and recreate the scene on Cinnamon Beach Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Palm Coast, Florida. The four haven't all been in the same place since they were shipped off to fight in Vietnam. (Luke Franke/Staff)

Marines buddies Dennis Puleo, from left, Tom Hanks, Bob Falk, and Bob DeVenezia view the photograph that was taken nearly 50 years prior during weapons training in Oceanside, California to memorize and recreate the scene on Cinnamon Beach Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Palm Coast, Florida. The four haven’t all been in the same place since they were shipped off to fight in Vietnam. (Luke Franke/Naples Daily News Staff)

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