|| Without the Mekong rice bowl, North
Vietnam can only remain poor. And so it is that in the heat of
mid-afternoon, in the Delta city of Vinh Long, a band of brave and
duty-conscious warriors put an end to a brief respite of slumber and
prepare to keep a guardian vigil throughout the night - securing the
repulsion of a desperate and possibly starving enemy.
These men are the proud crews of the 114th Aviation
Company (Assault Helicopter). As the days in Vietnam draw to a close for
many, the men of the 114th just begin to churn. Since the first of
February, they have traded the welcoming sunshine of daytime for the
bleak obscurity of the dark hours.
From their headquarters in Vinh Long, the ships'
foursomes spread out to various beleaguered outposts scattered over the
Delta. Once aloft, one sees below a myriad of canals stretching out to
the distant horizon.
Fires dot the land as the farmers perform their
seasonal burning of what is left of the rice crops in their fields.
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