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    The diet of the U.S. soldier stationed in Vietnam is being augmented by fresh vegetables?

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    Various views of farming area

    Jeep arriving at farm

    Vietnamese working with cabbages in field

    U.S. officials talking with Vietnamese farmer

    Crates of vegetables being weighed, loaded onto truck

    Officers checking vegetables

    Vegetables loaded on rail cars

    Vegetables being weighed, placed on pallets for airlift

    Truck loaded with vegetables arriving at aircraft

    Vegetables loaded aboard C-130

    Train moving out

    Vegetables off loaded from rail cars onto trucks

    Vegetables in unit mess halls

    Vegetables being served in unit dining halls

    Troops eating


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    Background: The diet of the U.S. soldier stationed in Vietnam is being augmented by fresh vegetables and fruits grown by Vietnamese farmers. The U.S. Army's 1st Logistical Command is responsible for the inspection and purchase of the fresh fruits and vegetables from Vietnamese farmers in the Dalat area.

    From Dalat, the produce is shipped by rail to Phan Rang where it is placed on shipping pallets and airlifted by C-130 aircraft to destination points throughout the Republic of Vietnam.

    By purchasing fresh produce from Vietnamese farmers, the Army local purchase policy is helping the local people to help themselves. Aside from produce sales, new industries - such as construction of the wooden crates in which much of the produce is shipped - are being created and new fields are being opened for cultivation.

    Plans call for similar local purchase programs in the Saigon and the delta areas of South Vietnam.

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