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A Self Defense Corps irregular demonstrates the fire direction arrow at outpost Ly Van Manh.
Lt. Charles Conn / The National Archives
A Self Defense Corps irregular demonstrates the fire direction arrow at outpost Ly Van Manh.

Pointed in the direction of attacking forces, the arrow enabled pilots to quickly ascertain the direction of the enemy assault. In the event of a night attack, flaming cans were used to illuminate the arrow.

Photo taken: 14 January 1963
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