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John Olson ©Stars and StripesSouth Vietnam, April, 1968: Three South Vietnamese F-5 Falcon jets are silhouetted against sunlight refracted by the canopy of the aircraft in which photographer John Olson is a passenger. A Stripes story noted the pilots' added burden of having to fly missions in their homeland. Said an American advisor, it "takes a lot of guts, knowing that you are endangering your family or a friend's family if anyone makes a mistake."

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