Olympus Penn Camera

Lou DeSeta’s issued Olympus Penn-EE camera. These cameras procured through the Counter Insurgency Support Office (CISO) and issued to reconnaissance personnel through-out the war. The cameras were state of the art at the time with a sundial face (able to take pictures in low light) and took half frame photos allowing seventy-two pictures per roll of film.

In 1967, Louis DeSeta served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and extended his tour where he was reassigned to Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Forward Operational Base #2 (FOB#2), Recon Company, assigned to Recon Team Nevada and later FOB#3, Khe Sanh, Recon Company.

Sergeant (E-5) De Seta processed out of the Army in August 1968 after three years’ service with nineteen months in Vietnam.