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Steve Stibbens ©Stars and StripesSouth Vietnam, December, 1963: Staff Sgt. Howard Stevens, left, Special Forces adviser to a Montagnard strike force, reads his mail at Phey-Shuron, a camp being built in Vietnam's Central Highlands. Stevens was part of a 12-man "A-team" attempting to make soldiers of Koho tribesmen in the jungle mountains west of Dalat.

RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 1964 story about Staff Sgt. Howard Stevens.

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