VOL. II, NO.4 2 February1969
AN KHE- The first rays of the early morning sun began
to warm the steel hulk of the APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) as it
crept up the hill. Two lone figures walking in front were carefully
searching the surrounding terrain.
Heads suddenly jerked around as a thunderous explosion
ripped through the earth sending rocks, dirt and steel fragments
spinning into the air. A Lieutenant grabbed his radio and spurted
words into the hand set. He smiled, "No sweat, number three
just blew a mine." A look of relief was on the faces of the
two men as they once again turned and began their search.
It was a routine day for Alpha Company, 1st Battalion
(Mechanized) 50th Infantry. Their mission, clear the roads of mines
and enemy troops, set up strong points and keep Highway 19 secure
for the many convoys that haul tons of needed suppies daily.
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VOL. II, NO.5 1 March 1969
Sky Soldiers Get Choice of Rations
BONG SON- The American foot soldier in Vietnam
undoubtedly has a much more diversified diet than any of his predecessors
in other wars.
There are two basic types of rations now offered
to Infantry in the field, the C Ration, or standard canned meal,
and the relatively new dehydrated Long Range Patrol (LRP) ration
fondly called "lurp" and when mixed with water almost tastes like
the real thing.