3rd Platoon, E Company, 4th/47th Battalion, 2nd Brigade

Larry Reid, 3rd Platoon RTO, ready for
patrol in the Mekong Delta – USS Benewah

3rd Platoon on Patrol – there’s Larry’s targeting himself with a “take your best shot” red flower on his helmet.  One hour later, they found the VC as a huge fire fight instantly erupted. Hector Lugo-Mojica gave the ultimate sacrifice that day – August 18, 1968.

SSGT Stafford Cowles holding a captured Chi-Com carbine – U Minh Forest – 1968
Echo Company, with the Mobile Riverine Force, on patrol and making contact with the Viet Cong in the Mekong Delta – 1968.
Larry Reid at Echo Co.’s Base Camp in the U Minh Forest. . .