From a reader:
Tell your reader he is exactly right. My Marine drill instructor (back when I was at Officer candidate school – you know – Lou Gossett, Officer and a Gentleman – that place), was at Khe Sahn. He told us the exact same thing. Only one plane had crashed during the battle and the press had used the photo of it over, and over and over. I’m sure many other Khe Sahn veterans could confirm this story.