PHOTOS FROM THE BOOK:
Chuck Hagel arrived in Vietnam about six weeks ahead of brother Tom. Here, he displays his M16 rifle, the standard infantry weapon for Americans in country. He also has an egg-shaped M26 fragmentation grenade on his upper left shoulder. Chuck was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry, a mechanized outfit that went into action aboard boxy M113 tracked armored personnel carriers. The M113s provided speed and firepower, and Chuck’s unit served as the preferred American reaction force whenever things went wrong.
Source: US Senator Chuck Hagel Archives, University of Nebraska at Omaha