Lt. Trung, originally from Hanoi, was about 40 years old and had been fighting in Vietnam for 25 years. He fought against the French Army, US Army, Army of the Republic of Vietnam, North Vietnamese Army, and Viet Cong at one time or another. He asked what peace was like. He wanted the future of Vietnam to be decided by the Vietnamese. I heard that he died near Cam Lo.
The building in the background is the Tactical Operations Center (TOC). The
inner shell was built of 12" x 12" wooden beams, layers of perforated steel
planking (PSP, used for runway construction), steel ammunition cases, artilley
shell canisters, steel 55 gallon drums filled with sand, and sandbags. This
could sustain direct hits from 122mm rockets and mortars. The outer layer
was covered with tarps against the monsoon rains and ultraviolet radiation.
The top had sandbagged parapets with machine guns and grenade launchers.
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