Ice cream truck at Long Binh base, circa 1969

Mr Whippy, Vietnam style. A truck, complete with chiming music dispenses ice cream to soldiers within the Long Binh base complex. At the same time, less than 3 miles away, heavily armed aircraft and helicopters were engaged in a full-scale air attack on a VC battalion advancing on Bien Hoa airbase.

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Image courtesy Noel Bell

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