From 'Rocket Boy' to Vietnam
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Homer Hickam, for Soldiers magazine
Then-1st Lt. Homer Hickam takes a break during the Tet Offensive in January 1968. Oasis, the small firebase near the Cambodian border where he was temporarily stationed during the attacks, was almost overrun by the North Vietnamese. He said Air Force F-100s based in Thailand eventually saved his unit.
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