Kim Ki Sam ©Stars and StripesNha Trang, South Vietnam, June, 1968: A missile crewman from 6th Battalion, 71st Artillery, 97th Artillery Group (Air Defense) is one premature launch command away from a wild, dangerous ride as he checks out a Firebee drone that will haul a target for a Hawk surface-to-air missile test on nearby Hon Tre island.

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