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Vietnam 50

South Vietnam, May 20, 1965:  U.S. helicopters rake the perimeter of a landing zone with rockets and machine-gun fire before dropping off troops brought in from Binh Hoa.
Clearing the perimeter, 1965
South Vietnam, May 20, 1965: U.S. helicopters rake the perimeter of a landing zone with rockets and machine-gun fire before dropping off troops brought in from Binh Hoa.
Major Bruce Crandall's UH-1D helicopter climbs skyward after discharging a load of infantrymen on a search and destroy mission, Ia Drang.
Ia Drang Valley: where the US truly went to war
After years of advising the South Vietnamese against the communist North, and months of chasing black-clad guerrillas, a large formation of American troops faced well-trained, well-equipped regulars of the People’s Army of Vietnam.
South Vietnam, July, 1965:  A fire mission caught Sgt. Homer Charnock of Bravo Battery, 319th Artillery, in the middle of shaving, so he dropped his razor and rushed into position to man his gunsight.

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While shaving, duty calls, 1965
South Vietnam, July 1965: A fire mission caught Sgt. Homer Charnock of Bravo Battery, 319th Artillery, in the middle of shaving, so he dropped his razor and rushed into position to man his gunsight.

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