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

5:02   |   When he arrived in Vietnam at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Tom Reilly was assigned to the 199th Light Infantry Brigade at Long Binh, and began a routine of sweeps, patrols and ambushes. Long periods of monotony were the rule, but he soon got a taste of action.

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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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