Objects & Places from The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

Frederick Downs
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Pleiku

This place is located in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam, home to the 4th Division.

C-130 Cargo plane

This was the means of transport used to get to Pleiku.

Dinks

This term was used to describe Vietcong, North Vietnamese Army people, and ultimately all Vietnamese.

Montezuma Mountain, Duc Pho

This was a hill that towered over the coast where the Battalion command post was located.

The Jungle

The area of the Central Highlands where Vietcong and NVA hide out, concealed from American aircraft.

The Bridges

These were key defense points along Highway 1.

Highway 1

This was constructed by the French and sections of which were reopened and defended by American forces.

Vietnam, North Vietnam, South Vietnam

This former French colony was fought over by communists led by Ho Chi Minh and defended by those people led by US Armed...

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