Ray E. Wood
Air Force

December 1969. I was 19 years old, stationed at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. We received incoming rocket mortar fire on the base; we all ran looking for cover. The sky was filled with smoke and fire as helicopter gunships arose to defend the base.

Our security police unit was deployed around the perimeter. We had five wounded; not sure how many of the enemy were killed but there were many.



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