Forward area Control Mission, Pleiku, small FACS planes fly over Vietcong territory daily, first as assurance to friendly villages of our support and secondly to observe any enemy movement or infiltration made during the night. These planes fly at tree-top level and always at great risk. The top of their wings are painted a brilliant red as protection from our A1-E bombers called into the area for strike. I flew with Captain Joe Bocanegra, USAF, in one of these little "two-seater" planes out of Pleiku in March 1966. We were told to find a convoy of our trucks that had only that day been ambushed by the enemy. There were about a dozen and all burned out. I got pictures from a hundred feet up. We discovered a bombed-out bridge then went on to enemy territory. Over a burned out village on which you could still see gun emplacements, Joe said, "There are some guys who shouldn't be there!" Enemy infiltration. We called back to the base and in ten minutes the A1-E's were swarming over dropping bombs, then strafing.