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Feb 9, 1968, Hue, South Vietnam - With ammunition slung over his shoulder and a rifle in his hand, this American GI has a quiet moment for thought during a pause in the fighting at Hue. A week after the first enemy assault in this area, allied forces were making slow progress in clearing Hue of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops. © Bettmann/CORBIS ~ Vietnam War

Robin Olds- triple-ace, with 16 aerial victories in WWII (splashing three German aircraft in a single day) and Vietnam, the retired Air Force brigadier general, might report his present condition as "one turnin' and one burnin'." General Olds' decorations include the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars and the six Distinguished Flying Crosses, and 40 Air Medals