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Tom Reilly | 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 199th Light Infantry Brigade - Army

3:44   |   Tom Reilly felt the call to serve and dropped his deferments to let the draft take him. After basic, he was offered a slot at Officer Candidate School, but, to him, that was “the sorriest thing I ever saw in the service,” and he declined.

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  • 7th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  48 Photos

    In-theater photos taken by Tom Reilly (former infantryman), during his time as a war correspondent attached to the 7th Infantry, give a great firsthand view of what life was like for an infantry soldier and the people of S. Vietnam during the war.

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