Recreation: Five-Day Bonanza

No army has ever had anything quite like it — but then there has never been a war quite so frustrating as Viet Nam.

It is the U.S.'s Rest and Recuperation program. Technically, R & R is just five days off which doesn't count against the annual 30-day leave. But its special feature is that for those five days, the U.S. Government will fly the service man absolutely free to his choice among ten of the most fascinating cities on earth, and then after his five glorious days of freedom, fly him back....

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