Correspondents: Femininity at the Front

The new white and blue outhouse 50 yards from the airstrip at An Khe is notably different from all the others in the combat area of South Viet Nam. The men of the 1st Air Cavalry who carved the half-moon on the door have painted the inside blushing pink, and they have even equipped the little building with porcelain and plaster conveniences. "For lady correspondents," the troopers proudly explain. Their handiwork is eloquent testimony to the growing presence of Viet Nam's female press corps. From a total of two women last year,...

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