Spc. 4th Class Harry Asbury of Rolla, Mo., left, and other soldiers at Fort Huachuca trained at a replica of a Vietnam village on Oct. 5, 1966.

Tucson Citizen

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.