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Support troops from the US 25th Division take cover from the force of a US helicopter's rotor wash as it lands near Duc Co, Vietnam, 1965.

The red soil of the country was infamous among the soldiers, the fine sand/dust would penetrate everything leaving a red color everywhere. The soldiers considered it the pits; it was "numbha ten" as they called anything bad in slang. The soldiers in Vietnam defined their own terminology for many things based on a mixture of Vietnamese, French and American. For instance, all new soldiers were considered FNG's (Fuc*ing New Guy), until they knew the lingo.

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