Well tomorrow morning we leave about 1AM to surround a village and try and catch some gooks. Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t. When it gets daylight the National Police come in and search it. We should be done about noon or a little after.
Excerpt from letter home dated 16 October 1967
Beige uniforms are Vietnamese National Police or “White Mice”.
Remember the night movements in the Bong Son where we would surround a village. The White Mice would be flown in after daylight and search/interrogate. We would eat donuts and drink coffee that was flown into us.
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Machine Gunner Cites Tough AO [area of operations], Cavalair Article, by SP5 Don Graham, date unknown
LZ ROSS–For seven and a half months, SP4 Grady Gregory carried a machine gun for the 1st Air Cavalry Division‘s Third Brigade.
Most guys get tired of carrying the 25-pound M-60 after a while, but Gregory has not. “It’s a little heavy once in a while,” he says, “but by now I wouldn’t know how to carry anything else.”
Gregory grew attached to his machine gun when, Continue reading
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