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March, 1971   Lang Vei, Vietnam.A GI from an armoured battalion reads a letter from home while repairing a tank on Rt 9 in Lang Vei,  near Khe Sanh. He was supporting troops of the ARVN who had crossed into Laos to try and interdict supply lines from the NVA.  The soldier's name is TIMMONS (no first name available).  It is possible he was with the 1st of the 5th (autonomous Brigade, based in Quang Tri, VN). Picture taken approx. March 25, 1971.  .©2002 David Burnett/ Contact Press Images.[703] 527 2388 .No Reproduction Without Written Permission of the Photographer.