Tucson Citizen photographers Mark Godfrey and Dan Tortorell documented soldiers training for deployment to Vietnam at Ft. Huachuca in 1966 and 1967. Training included a simulated Vietnamese village called Bau Don. “They’ll learn things as how to find and disarm booby traps or destroy a village,” said Lt. Henry Bass said in a 1966 article. There was a three-sided barbed wire fence about 60 yards long and a moat — 4 to 6 feet deep — filled with bamboo stakes, according to the Tucson Citizen story.
Throwback Thursday: Training for Vietnam
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