Doc Evans in front of his tent
Note the Arctic tents that we were initially issued
to us when we arrived at Dau Tieng. They were poorly
suited for the extreme high temperatures of South
Vietnam. During the days the sides were rolled up
to allow some cooling.
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The Army was not prepared for the major deployment
of troops in the tropics and so those were all that
were available at the time. It still offered us more comfort
than the two-man pup tents, which were our original shelters.
The arctic tents were hexagon shaped and typically was used by
four or five men. I believe we used them the entire time
prior to Donald's loss on January 1967.