506th Airborne Infantry

Regiment Association

Retreads For Mr. Charles

July 30, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Transcribed article from The Screaming Eagle weekly Army newspaper

Vol. 1, No. 37 -- 101st Airborne Division -- December 9, 1968 -- page 7

CAMP EAGLE -- Infantrymen of the 1st Bn., 506th Abn. Inf recently uncovered a North Vietnamese Army sandal factory and discovered Charlie's supply system may be hurting.

During a reconnaissance in-force operation outside the perimeter here when they ran into a small bunker system in a brushy area.

Investigating the bunkers, one Currahee sergeant discovered a mass storage area from containing medicines to a cobbler shop.

He grabbed a pair of sandals and rejoined his squad.

He showed his find to Sgt. Russell L. Head, Hobbs, N.M. Head mused, pointing to the sole, "they're even starting to use retreads."


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