DUC PHO — Charlie’s increasing interest in modern conveniences
may be an attempt to make his meager existence a little more pleasant,
but can also get him into trouble.
Moving out to a night ambush sight recently, Company C, 2nd
Battalion, 35th Infantry stopped to take a break after hiking about
three kilometers, Captain James W. Lanning, company commander, heard
Everyone began whispering "Hey, who’s got that radio? Turn
that thing off!" A nearby squad spotted two armed Viet Cong coming
down a trail toward the company’s position playing a radio.
The "Cacti Blue" team opened up and nailed the
communists. Besides capturing the VC’s weapons and web gear, a new
transistor radio was produced.
One soldier suggested that Hanoi Hannah really led the VC down the