The second wave of combat helicopters of the 1st Air Cavalry Division fly over an RTO and his commander on an isolated landing zone during Operation Pershing, a search and destroy mission on the Bong Son Plain and An Lao Valley of South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. The two American soldiers are waiting for the second wave to come in. (Photo by Patrick Christain/Getty Images)

The second wave of combat helicopters of the Air Cavalry Division fly over an RTO and his commander on an isolated landing zone during Operation Pershing, a search and destroy mission on the Bong Son Plain and An Lao Valley of South Vietnam.

24 Nov Bu Prang, South Vietnam --- Bu Prang, S. Vietnam: Seeking shelter, the crew of a helicopter dive under their chopper to evade rocket fire during Viet Cong attack on this besieged Special Forces camp here --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

This is what 12,000 rounds per minute looks like!

This is what rounds per minute looks like! The most dangerous job in Vietnam "The Life of a Door Gunner"

Vietnam War photos reveal the moment U.S. troops unleashed hell on Viet Cong sniper in hills above an Army camp

Astonishing Vietnam War photos reveal the moment U.S. troops unleashed hell on Viet Cong sniper in hills above an Army camp

Astonishing Vietnam War photos reveal the moment U. troops unleashed hell on Viet Cong sniper in hills above an Army camp

Huey full of Budwiser - it's sad, these guys are fighting for their country in Vietnam and all they got was this shitty beer to drink! ~ Vietnam War

Huey full of Budwiser - it's sad, these guys are fighting for their country in Vietnam and all they got was this shitty beer to drink! ~ Vietnam War Bud was a treat is was usually Carling Black Label or Pabst but better than none.

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