Category: 1966

173rd Airborne Brigade, circa 1965-1966.

173rd Airborne Brigade, circa 1965-1966.

US Marines debark a Sikorsky H-34 during Operation Virginia, 20…

US Marines debark a Sikorsky H-34 during Operation Virginia, 20 April 1966.

From the source: The 38th Inf Plt Scout Dogs are attached to…

From the source:

The 38th Inf Plt Scout Dogs are attached to the U.S. 25th Inf Div at Cu Chi in the Republic of Vietnam and are used on all types of combat operations, detecting enemy, ambushes, mines, booby and punji traps. The patrol moves down a road and are framed by overhanging bushes.

19 August 1966

Photo by SFC Peter P. Ruplenas

From the source:Alan SchoemburgCo B, 1/12 Cav 1966NVA flag from…

From the source:

Alan Schoemburg
Co B, 1/12 Cav 1966
NVA flag from LZ Bird

From the source: Captured Viet Cong 1966This is what is left of…

From the source:

Captured Viet Cong 1966

This is what is left of a unit of 300 VC that got ambushed by helicopters from the 336th Assault Helicopter Company out of Soc Trang. The VC were disregarding all previous lessons and walking through some open rice paddies when spotted by elements of the 336th.

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment soldiers loading onto a…

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment soldiers loading onto a Boeing CH-47 Chinook, circa 1966.

Scenes from the Bob Hope Christmas Show, 1966. See individual…


(L-R) Anita Bryant, Diane Shelton, Joey Heatherton, unknown, Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Kim Sisters


The Kim Sisters from Japan


Diane Shelton

Scenes from the Bob Hope Christmas Show, 1966. See individual photo captions for names.

hogramme-zupfth:Photo of what appears to be AVRN troops depart a…

hogramme-zupfth:

Photo of what appears to be AVRN troops depart a U.S. Chinook helicopter (Vietnam War)

USMC photograph of ARVN Airborne troops, with a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter in the background, 1966.

Original caption:

The Charge–Army of Republic of Vietnam Airborne troops charge for cover after being lifted into battle by a CH-46A Sea Knight Helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM)-265. The action took place during Operation Hastings.

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My Dad on the 1st of three tours in Vietnam. This one is 1966 I…

My Dad on the 1st of three tours in Vietnam. This one is 1966 I believe. A co. 101st AVN, 101st Airborne.

He was also with 40th Infantry Division in Korea, and 1st ABN Battlegroup in Beirut Lebanon 1957-58 timeframe.

Submitted by the child of the veteran pictured.

From the source:Mineman Second Class Franklin Marshall, a Navy…

From the source:

Mineman Second Class Franklin Marshall, a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team member, conducts a search for mines, especially those attached to ship’s hulls, circa April 1966. The E.O.D. Team is responsible for harbor security. Several merchant ships are in the distance. Photographed by Ernie Filtz. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.