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.