Iroquois Helicopters Flying Over the Rice Paddies
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Iroquois helicopters flying over the rice paddies. Photo by Max Speedy. The flying was what we had been trained for and yet so very different. Unpronounceable towns, never ending rice paddies, and more formations of helicopters than I had ever seen before. During my first touch down into a Landing Zone I was thinking ‘I’ve got a full year of this. What if I get shot on my very first day?’ But I didn’t and remarkably quickly we all got into the daily routine of [being] up around 0430, eating a hurried breakfast, collecting our ‘C’ rations, jokingly called food by some, then out to our ‘birds’. Most of the time we took off through the morning fog, formed up on top, and headed off hoping there would be a hole to go down through at the other end – generally there was.
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