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Helicopter coming in to land on wooden landing strip.

"Few medevac shoppers made a run without being perforated by machine-gun slugs and often returned with wounded--or dead--crewmen. Yet when a call for help crackled at the radio bunker, sleepless pilots hurried to their battered planes, ready to go again . . . And their planes had eyes to help them through 'Indian Country,' which was everywhere, the moment they lifted off the airstrip. [Khe Sanh, February 1968.]" War Without Heroes, p. 158.