Friend or foe?

War trophy

This guy came to Vietnam from Okinawa on the same plane as I did. I was shocked to see how much older he looked in the few short months that had passed since our plane trip and the next time I saw him when I took this photo with his war trophy—an AK-47.  Within days of arriving in Vietnam, he was involved in some of the fiercest fighting of the entire war.  He was one of the unfortunates who got caught up in the battle of Hue during the Tet offensive of 1968.  The battle lasted almost a month with street-to-street, house-to-house and hand-to-hand combat.  The casualties on both sides were enormous.... more


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