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Infantrymen of the 2/12th, 25th Infantry Division and a Viet Cong who surrendered, 2/1/1970

Iconography 1668: Jeff Hinman Vietnam Conflict photographs and slides
 Item, Object: 50, Box: 1
The Viet Cong soldier spent the night crawling through dry rice paddies and fields to surrender. He was carrying a Chieu Hoi leaflet which was one of thousands dropped from helicopters as part of the military's psychological warfare program. The leaflet promised the bearer safe conduct for surrendering. The person surrendering would not be a P.O.W. Many defecting Viet Congs and NVA soldiers chose to become scouts working for us and ARVN forces. They were called Chieu Hois or Hoi Chahns.; Location: Patrol base Dees, Southeast of Fire Support Base Pershing, Northwest of Cu Chi, South Vietnam; photo by Jeff Hinman '68

Dates

  • 2/1/1970

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