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Cover Your Ears, 1966

Above, a Marine walks away as smoke billows from the structure behind him. Operation Georgia, a search and destroy mission, led to scenes like this one. Marines blew up bunkers and tunnels used by Viet Cong forces. The destruction of these facilities was essential to disrupting Viet Cong supply chains, and dismantling structural safe havens where enemies could hide.

Operation Georgia–Marines blow up bunkers and tunnels used by the Viet Cong.

Learn more about “Remembering Vietnam.”