would be putting too fine a word on it) painted on helicopters during Operation Speedy Express
, the Ninth Division
's sweep of the Mekong Delta
province of Kien Hoa
Some 10,899 "enemy" men, women and children were killed between January and March 1969; 748 "enemy" weapons were captured.
As reported by Kevin Buckley, Saigon bureau chief, in Newsweek, June 19, 1972.