From the S&S archives: Photo gallery: U.S., Viet troops sweep into the Delta
April 5, 1967
Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 199th Light Infantry Brigade, along with some South Vietnamese troops, are photographed on patrol in the area of Can Giouc, South Vietnam, in April, 1967. (See story) Soldiers from 199th Light Infantry Brigade splash through a rice paddy about 15 miles south of Saigon after being dropped off by a Robin Hood chopper from the 173 Assault Helicopter Co. A C Co. squad is silhouetted against the sun during a patrol along a dike in a rice paddy near the Nha Be River as part of a new delta sweep. Vietnamese special forces soldiers join Americans in fighting through the waist-deep rice paddies. A member of a patrol from C Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade sloshes through a stream. Soldiers open fire on a pair of Viet Cong on the run about 700 yards away A wounded American soldier is helped to a helicopter by Vietnamese and U.S. troopers. A soldier runs past a burning Viet Cong hootch near Can Giouc. A soldier examines a booby trap. A boy whose hand was accidentally shattered by an M-16 round is examined by a medic. Sgt. George Edmonds carries a wounded Vietnamese boy to a helicopter. A suspected Viet Cong is restrained. A woman who is married to a Viet Cong suspect is taken to Nha Be for questioning.