My Brother served in the US Army in Vietnam. He was in the 1st Air Cavalry and operated in a LRRP Unit. On his first operation a US Army gunship shot up his patrol thinking they were VC..Ron had the heel of his boot shot off and rifle stock. Some guys around him weren't that luck. He did get to meet some VC face to face and he was able to win one on three. He was never that same person after that.