Vietnam War 1968

June 1968. Phu Loi, South Vietnam. Cold drink for a hot day is handed to soldier Raul Guarino atop truck by Red Cross Clubmobile girl Virginia Yerly, Bradenton, Florida, during a visit to remote 1st Infantry Division firebase. Virginia is part of a four-girl team which spends long, arduous days bringing informal recreation programs to isolated units in this area. Photo by Mark Stevens/American Red Cross

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  1. So great to see this photo!!!
    I love Donut Dollies and I am the historian for the Dusters which is the vehicle shown in the photo.It is not a truck, but we did call them tracks. It is a twin 40mm cannon (pom-pom guns) atop a tracked (tank-like) platform. The vehicle ID number is shown (12C275) but I cannot tell which specific track he was on. From other information I have I can add that the correct name is Paul Guarino. He served in A-Btry 5/2nd ADA AWSP Dusters. Paul would receive a purple heart award for actions not long after this picture was taken.