Foreign Relations: Bigger & Uglier

Asleep in a scramble tent at the south end of the 10,000-ft. Danang airbase runway, U.S. Air Force Major George V. Moore of McCook, Neb., was rudely awakened at 1:25 a.m. "Suddenly there were explosions going off all around me," he said later. "I was knocked out of my bed and against the side of the tent."

Near by, Pfc. Bruce Devert, 19, of Los Altos, Calif., one of 9,000 U.S. Marines assigned to guard the Danang airbase, which is the major staging center for the U.S. aerial bombardment of North Viet Nam,...

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