Weapons: Taking the Night from Charlie

The faint moonlight barely penetrated the foliage as 15 U.S. infantrymen groped through black Vietnamese jungle near Lai Khe. But the night hid few secrets from 2nd Lieut. Robert Hibbs, 25, of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Although his own patrol was all but invisible in the dark, he had no trouble spotting the Viet Cong company approaching on his flank. Before he could withdraw, he picked up another group of V.C. moving in on him. Caught between two larger enemy forces, Hibbs ordered his men to fire a few rounds at the second...

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