Category: 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.

Convoy leaving Qui Nhon, 6th Battalion, 14th Artillery, 1965.

Convoy leaving Qui Nhon, 6th Battalion, 14th Artillery, 1965.

nyprarchives: This tape box by Burgess promises MAXIMUM OUTPUT…

nyprarchives:

This tape box by Burgess promises MAXIMUM OUTPUT and PLEASURE. 

This 1965 recording is one of several unofficial hearings on the Vietnam War, hosted by Representative William F. Ryan at the Carnegie Endowment International Center. The speakers discuss personal experiences touring Vietnam and recommendations for mediation of the war. Listen @wnyc!

From the source: Looking toward Van Tuang village hamlet and…

From the source:

Looking toward Van Tuang village hamlet and including air strikes during Operation [Starlite], held in the Chu Lai area approximately 65 miles south of the Danang Air Base.

Photographed 18 August 1965.

Read more about the operation here: Operation Starlite.

Floating restaurant in Saigon, circa 1965.

Floating restaurant in Saigon, circa 1965.