15The Shortest Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Ever
Several men were sent on what is called a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol. The point of these was to scout areas that the main unit wasn't sure of and didn't want to travel to in such a big group. Which makes sense. So a small patrol would be sent out
in one direction or another, avoiding detection and learning more about the area and the enemy. The GI patrol came along two patrolling Vietnamese. Luckily for the Americans, the VC guns jammed which allowed the GIs to handles the situation. After the incident though, they rejoined with the unit almost right away in case of a larger number of VC in the area. Not even hours out from a long-term patrol and after a very close call with two VC men, these GIs were incredibly lucky to meet back up with the unit and get flown into a nearby LZ.