"If it wasn't for these two kids.. I might not be here today. Hope they made it out, never found out, but I always wondered. Saved both the Major and myself one day, and some of the Medics that were down. Long story just one of many." 3/4 Cavalry Vietnam, Cu Chi, 1966. Photo and comment by Roger McGill.
Open Street Market in Quang Ngai, Vietnam 1963. Photos taken by CW4 (ret.) Mervin "Jake" Miller. Started as the 8th Transportation Company then converted to the 117th Aviation Company. Photo courtesy of Matthew W. Miller
Indigenous People of the Central Highlands of Vietnam
Some of the locals ... Montangnards (the indigenous people of the Central Highlands of Vietnam). 704th Maintenance Bn. '67 near Camp Enari. Pleiku area. Photo and comment by Charley Watkins. The Degar, also known as the Montagnard, are the indigenous peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The term Montagnard means "people of the mountain" in French and is a carryover from the French colonial period in Vietnam. In Vietnamese, they are known by the term người Thượng (Highlanders)—this term now can also be applied to other minority ethnic groups in Vietnam or Người dân tộc thiểu số (literally, "minority people"). Earlier they were referred to pejoratively as the mọi.