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Medevac at Dak Seang, 1970
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 16, 2019
John Beard ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, April, 1970: A Vietnamese casualty of fighting at the Dak Seang Special Forces camp is rushed to a helicopter. The camp had been under attack for almost three weeks, but Stars and Stripes' John Beard reported that "spirits run high" among the hundreds of Montagnard civilians, South Vietnamese soldiers and U.S. Special Forces troops. "The amount of incoming rockets, mortars and recoilless rifle fire is down from an earlier rate of 100 to 150 a day to around 25 per day, although the Red gunners seem much more selective of targets," said Beard, noting that "almost all above-ground installations have been destroyed."
A 1970 Stars and Stripes story about life at Dak Seang.