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16 Jul 67 Ivy Leaf

Recon Platoon Finds Scarves

DUC PHO—While operating in the Duc Pho area the 3rd Brigade Task Force of the 25th Infantry Division has made several unusual discoveries. The latest was 30 red scarves.

While on a search and destroy mission northwest of Duc Pho the reconnaissance platoon of the 1st Battalion 35th Infantry found the scarves hidden in a small village. First Lieutenant John McRae, platoon leader, called for an interpreter.

The interpreter explained to the infantrymen that the Viet Cong wear the scarves on their arms during mass attacks so that they can identify their men.

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