A3-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