PRAISE - Gen. W. C. Westmoreland praises the men of the 1st Bn, 27th Inf, <<Wolfhounds>> at Tay Ninh after their heroic performance during the battle of Dau Tieng in War Zone C. (Photo by PFC Doug Kearney)

IN RETROSPECT, it was ironic for this action to have taken place in November, for after this operation was concluded, we were air lifted by HUEYS to our division headquarters at Cu Chi. By now, we were nearing the end of the month, and back at the base camp the mess hall was preparing for Thanksgiving. In my memory will always be the two drab, olive-colored trailers (ones commonly seen on military installations or on television pulled by jeeps) which were parked outside the mess hall. Each was filled with ice: one was full of soft drinks, and the other with beer. This abundance of drinks impressed me more than the festivities.

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