The Road: Hello, Saigon!

The big U.S. Air Force KC-135 transport circled Saigon's Tan Son Nhut Airport for 30 minutes to enable a flight of F-100 Supersabres to roar off for a sortie. By the time the KC-135 was down and hatch open, the sudden October monsoon was whipping a veritable wall of water in its face. There on the strip stood a U.S. brigadier general and dozens of pretty Vietnamese girls in sodden turquoise and white ao dais. "If they care enough about us to stand out there in the rain," said the first passenger, "the least we can do is stand...

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