Sunday, August 6, 2017

Vietnam Veterans Shares Long Forgotten War Pictures from Cu Chi

Army veteran opens window on Vietnam War with long-forgotten photographs, on display in Lancaster County 
Lancaster Online 
By MICHAEL LONG 
Staff Editor and Writer 
7 hrs ago


The flight to Vietnam took 17 hours.
Newly minted as a U.S. Army infantryman, 24-year-old Charlie Haughey sat on a commercial airliner headed to Bien Hoa Air Base, where he would spend two weeks doing hard labor in the hot sun. The labor was to prepare him for the fresh hell that awaited him with the 25th Infantry Division in the jungles and rice paddies outside the wire at Cu Chi Base Camp.
War in Vietnam had claimed the lives of more than 11,000 American soldiers in 1967, and 1968 was shaping up to be the deadliest on record there.