I’m at Khe Sanh covering Lam Son 719, South Vietnam’s disastrous operation against the Ho Chi Minh Trail, now a widely experienced writer & photographer also covering Laos & Cambodia. Married with daughter & son coming soon. Friendships made & lost: killed, wounded, disappeared. Drugs too, marijuana & opium. Under NVA artillery, I experience the extent of heroin addiction among GIs & ARVNs, a trap ahead for me. More US troops withdraw and South Vietnam barely survives the 1972 Easter Offensive.