Thurman P. Woodfork


See Puff. See Puff fly.
Oops! You can’t see Puff
in that Stygian sky…
But you can see his
fiery breath
as he exhales
crimson death on the
attackers gathered
below. No wonder that
we loved him so!

Puff the Magic Dragon
The legendary AC-47 gunship, affectionately known as Spooky, Puff, or Puff the Magic Dragon, breathes its fire breath on the hapless enemy below. Photograph by Thomas M. Zangla from the MACV Team 21 compound, Pleiku, Vietnam – May 1969