This is my second post and photo (photographer unknown) about the early 1972 move of war victims from refugee camps near the DMZ to Phuoc Thuy Province, and a village called “Suoi Nghe,”in MR III. I was sent on TDY to assist in the project.
The people being moved were—like most war victims—mostly the elderly or the very young. The photo shows an elderly woman being assisted by an RD (Revolutionary Development) Cadre man. The RD Cadre, in blatant imitation of the VC, were issued black pajamas as their standard clothing, and sent—ostensibly—into the villages to win support for the GVN. Their effectiveness was controversial, but they could definitely help in such an extended move as this one.