Kit Carson Scouts were former NVA or Viet Cong who defected and came to work for us as scouts. The fellow on the left is Xuan, one of our Recon scouts. Xuan claimed he was an NVA officer from Hanoi and said he taught hand-to-hand combat for the NVA. He gave me this photo and said it was taken near Hanoi. You can see damage to the bridge and the NVA flag flying in the back ground. He was sent to the South and decided to defect when his friend (standing next to him) was killed by B-52 raids in the DMZ. Even though he worked for us as a scout, when he was wounded on a recon patrol, he was sent to the ARVN hospital in Da Nang. I visited him there and we never saw him after that.