January 1967 [Inclusive Dates: 1/8/1967 - 1/26/1967]
Robert Lafoon Collection
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Operation Cedar Falls mission was to clear Viet Cong from the Iron Triangle near Saigon, RVN. The mission of C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Mechanized Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division was to sweep through the Filhol Plantation in search of fleeing Viet Cong units. During a sweep, some Viet Cong were spotted and fled. Soldiers of the company dismounted their M113 Armored Personnel Carriers and pursued. During the pursuit, a soldier tripped a booby trap. Three men were wounded, one seriously. SP4 Ronald P. Jenkins, medic, attended the wounded and then the three were evacuated. SP4 Jenkins lifts the legs of a wounded soldier to check for additional wounds. Another soldier assists by holding an IV, while two stand by to lift and carry the stretcher. Photo by Robert C. Lafoon US Army Sp Photo Det, Pacific
Photograph VA029741, January 1967, Robert Lafoon Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 27 Nov. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA029741>.
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VA029741, Robert Lafoon Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 11 Dec 2002[Updated: 3 Nov 2010]