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Combat Engineers

Staff Sgt. David Roger guides chopper into future LZ


I was able to snap these four sequence shots of a chopper carrying Combat Engineers as they landed.


I was on the first bird in with Staff Sgt. Roger and other Blues. We were inserted to secure the area while the Combat Engineers cleared fallen trees with their chain saws after a Daisy Cutter Bomb was used to blast a helicopter landing zone (HLZ).

The HLZ would then be used as a temporary firebase for a grunt company to set up camp…


Filed under Vietnam War