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Remember when all you had to do was write "FREE" on the upper right corner of a letter or post card to get mail delivered? Those were the "PERKS". This is a C-Rat box top that I used to send my mother a Mother's Day Card. As you can see it actually made it through the mail system. My local newspaper found out about it and did a small write up on it (The Sacramento Bee 1966).

Propganda from the area around Chu Lie, it depicts the great South Vietnamese Army on a white horse, overcoming the armies from the North.

"Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth that must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumps that are the aftermath of war." - Herbert Hoover

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All Vietnam Vets feared the reality of reading the names of friends from the Vietnam Casualties list. The war was over for the names appearing on the back page of "STARS AND STRIPES".
The official newspaper of the servicemen in Vietnam. This one contained the names of 1st squad "B" Co. 1/9. The list was printed in May of 1966.

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