2 - VIETNAM, 1969-1970. 1st Tour of duty.

On my "first" tour of duty to Vietnam I was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion 92nd Field Artillery, in the Central Highlands on a Firebase called, DAK TO.

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4-LIFE Magazine pictures of NVA ambush outside DAK TO
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4-LIFE Magazine pictures of NVA ambush outside DAK TO

One man in this picture has been identified as PAUL RYS.

Message from his brother, Eddie Rys: "The soldier standing, without a helmet, is my brother Paul Rys. A Purple Heart recipient. Developed diabetes at age fifty and has had lymphoma and prostate cancer from being sprayed with agent orange, yet he's still alive (9/4/ 17)! One tough kid."

LIFE Magazine, September 19, 1969 edition. Pages: 74-75.

Photographer: LARRY BURROWS

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