soldiers-of-war: SOUTH VIETNAM. August 6, 1963. Vietnamese…

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SOUTH VIETNAM. August 6, 1963. Vietnamese airborne rangers, their two U.S. advisers, and a team of 12 U.S. Special Forces troops set out to raid a Viet Cong supply base 62 miles northwest of Saigon. As the H-21 helicopters hovered six feet from the ground to avoid spikes and wires and under sniper fire, the troops jumped out to attack.

Photograph: Horst Faas/AP

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