South Viet Nam: More Shooters

Off the boats came the "Big Red One." Vietnamese girls with garlands were on the beach to greet the first of 11,000 new troops of the 1st Infantry Division arriving to take up positions in one of Viet Nam's most critical battle zones. U.S. military manpower within striking range of the Viet Cong now numbered 140,000. The new arrivals were not shooting yet, but a good many others were.

» North of its An Khe base in the central highlands, a battalion of the 1st Cavalry Airmobile was helilifted into the "happy valley" of Song Con—ironically named because it is...

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