(Bob Cutts/Stars and Stripes)

Di An Base, Vietnam, Oct. 14, 1968: An 1st Infantry Division soldier opens wide for his dental treatment. Three times a month Capt. and Dr. Earle Yeamans, the Big Red One’s traveling dentist, and his assistant Spc. 5 Richard Ackley, hoisted their 600-pound portable dentist’s office aboard a helicopter and headed for the boonies to pull teeth, fill cavities and give the infantrymen lessons on how to properly brush their teeth.

Check out the 1968 article on the Big Red One’s travelling dentist and see more photos here.

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