‘Hung’ our Cambodian Scout


Score to Settle

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Hung (front row) was one of a hand full of Kit Carson Scouts assigned to the Blues.
He had a score to settle with ‘Charlie’. Members of his family were killed by unfriendlies in Cambodia.

I recall a mission where the Blues were inserted to assess damage after an air strike. Hung placed a 1st Air Cav patch on a deceased NVA soldier to convey a message.

We usually trusted Hung’s instincts in the jungle. One day while walking point on a recon mission, he halted our forward movement. He sensed an ambush ahead and convinced us to turn around…

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