Vietnam  South  U.S. Dead

Flag-draped coffins containing bodies of U.S. airmen killed in South Vietnam weekend of July 14 are shown at Saigon Airport on July 20, 1962 where the airmen were given military honors before being flown to the United States. Four were killed when their helicopter was downed by communist fire on July 15 near the Laotian border. The other American died in wreckage of C47 which crashed in takeoff at Kontum. Overhead is part of fuselage of Air Force transport plane. (AP Photo)