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Former Army football star Pete Dawkins in Vietnam, 1966

Jack Baird ©Stars and Stripes
Quang Ngai, Vietnam, March, 1966: Army Capt. Pete Dawkins talks with his South Vietnamese counterpart during Operation Utah. Dawkins, a Heisman Trophy winner while playing football at West Point — and also a Rhodes Scholar — was serving as an advisor to the 1st Vietnamese Airborne Division. He would eventually retire as a brigadier general and go on to a successful career in the financial world.

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