both pictures above are a view of the A Shua Valley in Vietnam, you could see Rt. 548 and bomb craters from numerous Arc mild strike. An Arc light was the time period for air bombing by way of the use of the strategic B-52 bombers. The bombers might have as much as 120 + of the five hundred pound bombs. With three or greater B-52s per formation. The valley run north/south alongside the border with Laos and changed into a herbal point for infiltration throughout the border by PAVN forces an was the spring factor of offensives. The valley being a standard haunt of the communist forces resulted in a great deal fighting within the enviornment, in selected the mountain ridges that dominated the valley. The battle of “hamburger hill” being one of the greater famous ones. After US troop withdrawal from RVN, the PAVN forces no longer troubled to cover the HCM trail and ran openly during the valley.