Soldier, and Team Leader, With a Kit Carson Scout
David Weeks II
Viet CongfriendsVietnamVietnam WarVietnameseNorth Vietnamese Army (NVA)Kit Carson Scoutsinfantrymenscoutscombatants
Jim Bates & Thny. "Jim was my Team Leader and Thny was a Kit Carson Scout. We were lucky to get a couple of good ones. Their families were killed by the VC/NVA, so they wanted them more than we did". The Kit Carson Scouts (Vietnamese: Hồi Chánh Viên, a term loosely translated as "members who have returned to the righteous side") belonged to a special program initially created by the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War involving the use of former Viet Cong combatants as intelligence scouts for American infantry units. Photo and comments by David Weeks II.
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