South Viet Nam: Down to the Sea

Finding the enemy is often half the battle in the Viet Nam war. To keep from being found, every Communist soldier is under orders not to give away his unit's position by firing needlessly at an Allied reconnaissance plane. Last week more than 1,000 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese lay dead in the rice fields rimming Sweet Water Bay north of Qui Nhon, and another 950 captured —all because a Communist took an ir resistible potshot at a helicopter of the U.S. 1st Cavalry (Airmobile).

Closing the Vise. The H13 chopper was routinely...

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