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Item Number: VA052967
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  • Existence: January 1967

General Note / OCR

Operation Cedar Falls. M-88 VTR from Hq Trp, 1/4 Cav. This was the first of many combat losses I would be called on to inspect and verify. I was told this M-88 had run over a 500 lb bomb rigged as a mine. Whatever the size of the mine, it blew off most of the left suspension and warped the hull enough to push up mechanical transmission and deck plates about six inches. SP4 Fisher is at the right taking pictures of some of the damage.

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VA052967, Philip Varsel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 15 Oct 2007 [Updated: 21 Aug 2009]