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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.