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Guarding the generator, 1966

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 2, 2017

Gary Cooper ©Stars and Stripes
Saigon, January, 1966: A military policeman guards a barbed wire-protected generator for Meyerkord billet. Since the generator served as an emergency power supply, it was a target for terrorist bombers. At the time, there were nearly 700 MPs in the city, responsible for round-the-clock security at more than 360 posts from the U.S. ambassador's residence to the smallest troop billets.
 

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