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'Operation Dumbo Drop'

You've probably forgotten this Disney flick about Green Berets delivering a goodwill elephant to a small village during the Vietnam war -- and Danny Glover, Ray Liotta and Dennis Leary are probably just fine with that. But the story behind the movie is true: The Green Berets did air-drop two elephants to a Vietnamese village in 1968: and here are the pictures to prove it. Oh, and the real operation wasn't called "Dumbo Drop" -- it was called "Operation Bathroom", in reference to the unholy noises coming from the elephant's nether regions. Apparently, the tranquilizer used to sedate the elephants gave them a serious case of gas.
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