22 Years Old Young Paratrooper captures a night firefight during ‘Nam
Paratrooper James Speed Hensinger at the age of 22 years, taken these night images in 1970. This show was 173rd Airborne Brigade attempting near the village Phu Tai during the Vietnam War.
Paratrooper James Speed Hensinger is now 66. Now he is living out side Denver. he recalled his memories with these photos and telling:
“We were pissed off at taking Viet Cong sniper fire from the mountain above us for several nights in a row. The guy (sniper) would stand up from behind a rock and blow off a clip from his AK-47 on full-auto. The sniper was shooting at such a high angle that most of his rounds came through the sheet metal roofs of our hooches. We decided to use a ‘heavy’ response the next time the sniper hit us.”