Throwback Thursday: Training for Vietnam

2014-05-22T00:00:00Z Throwback Thursday: Training for VietnamRick Wiley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 22, 2014 12:00 am  • 

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.

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