Even back in ‘Nam, the beloved poncho liner was a favorite among troops — or at least among one.
Famed CBS television correspondent Morley Safer died on May 19 at his home in Manhattan, New York, at the age of 84, just a week after retiring from almost five decades as the mainstay of “60 Minutes.”
After an 18-hour flight, Marine Master Sgt. Barbara Dulinsky arrived in Vietnam on March 18, 1967 at Bien Hoa Air Force Base, about 30 miles from Saigon. When she stepped off the plane, she made history, becoming the first female Marine to serve in a combat zone.