Category: 1965

Alpha Company, 2/8th Cavalry, circa 1965

Alpha Company, 2/8th Cavalry, circa 1965

Marine of HQ Company, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division,…

Marine of HQ Company, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, circa 1965

Marine with an M14, 9th Marine Regiment, circa 1965

Marine with an M14, 9th Marine Regiment, circa 1965

Surgery being performed by members of the 1st Medical Bn, 1st…

Surgery being performed by members of the 1st Medical Bn, 1st Marine Div, circa 1965.

US Marine lights a cigarette for a Vietnamese farmer during…

US Marine lights a cigarette for a Vietnamese farmer during Operation Piranha, 1965.

soldiers-of-war: SOUTH VIETNAM. April 10, 1965. Marines wade…

soldiers-of-war:

SOUTH VIETNAM. April 10, 1965. Marines wade ashore with heavy equipment at first light at Red Beach near Da Nang in Saigon.

Photograph: AP

Note: Red Beach is near Da Nang, and Da Nang is quite a bit north of Saigon. Not sure why the source is stating anything about Saigon.

uss-edsall:New Zealand gunner in Saigon, Vietnam, being…

uss-edsall:

New Zealand gunner in Saigon, Vietnam, being presented a garland of flowers by a woman from the South Vietnamese Army, during an official welcome ceremony for the artillery unit. Photograph taken by an unidentified photographer for the Associated Press Limited, circa 5 August 1965.

Always post this on the Marine Corps Birthday :) My dad in the…

Always post this on the Marine Corps Birthday 🙂 My dad in the Corps working dogs.

They were the first dog platoon to arrive in Vietnam. This was also the fist time dogs had been used since WW2. Here he is near Danang, Sept 1965, 3rd Marine Div, 1st Provisional Dog Platoon.

Caption from usmc.mil site:

3rdMarDiv
Vietnam
STOP HIM- -Cpl Herman J. Herden (San Antonio, TX) commands his sentry dog “Rex” to the attack as Air Force TSgt William Sorrells plays the “enemy” in a practice session at the 1st Marine Provisional Dog Platoon site near Danang.

This was in Leatherneck Magazine also.

Submitted by the child of a veteran.

USMC M50 Ontos, 1965

USMC M50 Ontos, 1965

US Marines come ashore at Da Nang, March 1965.

US Marines come ashore at Da Nang, March 1965.