Chieu Hoi Magazine Bag
This bag which was commonly nicknamed a "Chieu Hoi" which in vietnamese meant "Open Arms". These bags were part of a larger Psychological Operations program (PSYOPS) intended to encourage North Vietnamese to surrender to american forces that lasted a total of 10 years (1963 - 1973). A single twenty-round M16 magazine would be sealed in the bag and when a U.S. soldier required a magazine change they would grasp the metal strip at the top and rip it open retrieving the magazine and discarding the bag on the ground. Any North Vietnamese soldier that presented this bag to U.S. ground forces was to be given food, medical attention, and safe passage.
"RETURNING CHIEU HOI WILL HELP YOU AGAIN TO SEE YOUR PARENTS AND FAMILY IN A PEACEFUL AND DEMOCRATIC SOUTH VIETNAM"