South Viet Nam: Fire Fight in Tayninh

In mountainous Tayninh province, 60 miles northwest of Saigon, the Communist Viet Cong had it made. Over a five-week period, the Reds had am bushed South Vietnamese patrols at will and had captured or killed five U.S. military advisers.

Most of the province is securely in Viet Cong hands, but under Lieut. Colonel Raymond Call of the U.S. Special Services, three "oil stains" or advance bases were set up in the Viet Cong territory under Black Virgin Mountain, named for a black-clad maiden who, fable says, leaped to her death from its heights. Colonel Call was determined to...

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