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    The U. S. Army's 1st Air Cavalry Division has its "Eyes and Ears" teams. Here?

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    The U. S. Army's 1st Air Cavalry Division has its "Eyes and Ears" teams. Here they operate in South Vietnams Binh Dinh province scouting where Viet Cong activity has been observed.

    The scouts using a H-13 helicopter, with a crew of pilot and observer, look over an area that is believed to be occupied by the Viet Cong.

    The weapons platoon fly in a pair of UH-1B helicopters, each having a crew of pilot, aircraft commander, and a machine gunner. Their job is to place rocket and machine gun fire into an area where the scouts have spotted the Viet Cong.

    If a thorough search of the area is needed, an infantry platoon equipped with four UH-1D helicopters, carrying six to eight men will be called in. In this operation a motorized version of the Blue Team were called out to secure an area 50 kilometers north of An Khe on Highway #1. The team was equipped with M-60 machine guns mounted on scout jeeps, 106mm recoilers rifles-jeep mounted and 3/4 ton trucks carrying 81mm mortars and crew.

    The troopers move over mountain terrain searching for the enemy. Here they found grass huts and caves that showed recent signs of the enemy. After burning the hut and the enemy supply cache, they continued their search.

    Once their mission was completed, the three teams were lifted by helicopter back to their forward camp.

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