Soon after arriving in Viet Nam, we were out on patrol. At first we would camouflage and follow all the rules we were taught during training. As time progressed, we adjusted and adapted to the changes that were required when you were faced with the actual thing. These photos show some of the early procedures we followed, such as smearing grease on the face, maintaining the appropriate distances while walking, carrying adequate supplies on our backs and keeping low while stationary.
Later, we stopped painting the exposed parts
of our body, became a little more lax on safety (although we were constantly reminded to
maintain a distance of 5 meters from the person in front) and we carried only essential
rations, ammunition and water.
At camp, we settled into daily routines.
Salazar at LZ Virginia
One of the mortar
bunkers at LZ Virginia
Last Updated: 01/05/09
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