Thomas Barnes spent 21 months serving in Vietnam as an operator/repairman of electronic equipment on the OV-1 aircraft. He liked his work so much, he voluntarily extended his enlistment. Throughout his tour, Barnes took hundreds of photographs, creating a unique record of his service. In this picture, Spec. Barnes shows off his new SP5 “stripes” shortly after he sewed on the new rank. He is standing next to one of the OV-1 B-model Mohawks.