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.