Parrot mascot in Vietnam, 1966
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An Khe, South Vietnam, December, 1966: First Sgt. Robert Cooley coos to Charlie, the parrot mascot of C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery, stationed at An Khe. "When I first got him I couldn't do a thing with him," Cooley said of the ornery bird, "and now look. I can almost pick him up. That's progress."
A 1966 story about Charlie the parrot.