National Geographic : 1965 Jan
Heroic rescue under the guns of the rebel guard: V Jhon (left). Captain Gillespie (standing), and Capt. Richard Haskell from Old Town, Maine, cut the bonds of captured Vietnamese at the rebel command post. Twitch of a trigger finger on a burp gun could have cut them in two at any moment. By helping the Americans quell the revolt, Y Jhon won enemies among his own people. He subsequently fled into hiding in the hills. Faces that looked at death: Special Forces men and 20-year-old Tracy Atwood of Falls Village, Connecticut, an agriculturist with the International Voluntary Services, saw rebels massacre nine members of the Vietnamese garrison here at Bon Sar Pa.