Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Bob Thoms assesses the situation before leading an assault on the Dong Ba Tower, considered a crucial objective for U.S. forces in the fierce battle for the city of Hue.
Twenty American returnees from North Vietnamese captivity landed at this base Sunday night and were given a larger and more rousing welcome than another group, seven times as large, that landed six days before.
"I guessed that this was what the end of the world would be like," the young pilot recalled as he and other pilots related what they saw only in blurred, streaking motion.
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