Paul Wilcox taking a break on an old RTT rig at Artillery Hill 1966 "I was with the 6/14th from Aug. 66 to Aug. 67 with HQ and HQ company on Arty Hill. Spent a lot of time at Duc Co as a RTT op and at Plei Djereng. Long time ago - seems like yesterday." -Paul Wilcox. Photo by Paul Wilcox, 6th Battalion, 14th Artillery Regiment, RVN 1966-67.
Mad minute on LZ Ike, 1968. In the Vietnam War, the "mad minute" was used to describe a drill involving intense automatic weapons fire, intended to flush out infiltrators or ambushes. The area targeted would be something which provided potential concealment for an enemy but not very good protection from projectiles, such as the vegetation line at the edge of a field, or at the edge of a cleared free fire zone around a fire base. All soldiers involved would direct the heaviest rate of continuous fire they could into that area for one minute. Photo by James Tree Machin.