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A US helicopter takes off from a clearing near Duc Co fire support camp, wounded soldiers crouch down in the dust of the departing helicopter. The military convoy was on its way to relieve the camp when it was ambushed. The camps were set up in the Central Highlands to protect roads and detect Vietcong movements. The Vietcong would attack the bases to try and lure US troops to be moved in as support and then ambush them on their way to the camps.

Wounded evacuation