This is a recent addition to my photo collection and looks to be taken in South Vietnam. (The flag on the pole in the background looks like a RVN flag.) My question is this: the uniform of the man in the photo has no unit patches, tapes or rank insignia that I can see. He is obviously armed with what appears to be an M1 carbine but is also carrying a camera. Could he be a war correspondent? Or would there have been a situation in which troops would not be wearing any patches or rank insignia of any kind?
Thanks in advance.