R E Q U I E M
In January 1966, Associated
Press correspondent Bob Poos and photographer Henri Huet accompanied the
U.S. First Cavalry Division into action on the central coast of South Vietnam.
This is an extract from their account. (AP)
|An Thi, Vietnam, January 30
(AP) - A drenching rain fell throughout Friday night and in the predawn
hours of Saturday, then slacked off about dawn.
The light of dawn exposed a picture of bloody battle-the dead and wounded in the muddied trench, the empty cartridge clips and ration boxes scattered about, the shell holes. In the village a rooster crowed, and the hens pecked in the mud. A pig rooted through empty C-ration cans.
It was a dawn that did not come peacefully.
(REQUIEM - From the newswire of The Associated Press, January 30, 1966)
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