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Operation Pershing - Taking a Break

Operation Pershing - Taking a Break Social Studies American History Geography World History

Coconut trees grow in a climate like Vietnam’s.  Soldiers on a mission were sometimes able to stop for a drink of coconut milk, like this Marine.

Maintained at the U.S. National Archives, this picture has the following description:

A search and seizure phase of "Operation Pershing" in the village of Troun Lan, Binh Dinh Province, approximately 90 km northeast of An Khe.  Sergeant George Nemosbatho (Detroit, MI), mortar Platoon Squad Leader, 1st Battalion, 12th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), takes a drink of fresh coconut milk during a break in the search for the enemy. 06/09/1967

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Media Credits

Online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.  ARC Identifier 530614

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