Category: 1966

uss-edsall: 8mm film from a dog handler unit, members playing…

uss-edsall:

8mm film from a dog handler unit, members playing cowboys with their sidearms. 

1046VI0853, Dave Harris Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

usnatarchivesexhibits: Cover Your Ears, 1966 Above, a…

usnatarchivesexhibits:

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.” 

usnatarchives: Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division stand…

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Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division stand guard over a Landing Zone waiting for the second wave of assault helicopters to land, 7/6/1966. (National Archives Identifier 100310308)

“Remembering Vietnam” this Veterans Day

By David S. Ferriero | Archivist of the United States

November 11 marks the annual observance of Veterans Day, a day on which we honor the courageous men and women who have served in the United States military. This year, the National Archives will host a week-long commemoration to honor and pay tribute to Vietnam War veterans.

Vietnam-era helicopters will once again be on display on the front lawn of the National Archives from November 9-16, as part of the week-long Veterans Day commemoration.

While visiting the National Archives, be sure to see our current exhibition: “Remembering Vietnam.” The exhibit examines 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War to provide a framework for understanding the decisions that led to war, events and consequences of the war, and its legacy. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum through January 6, 2019.

On Wednesday, November 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., join us for a program on support and resources for Vietnam veterans: “Remembering Veterans: A conversation of what happens after Duty, Honor, Country.”

Read more about what’s happening at the Archives in honor of Veterans and keep up with the what the Archivist is writing about at the AOTUS Blog

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.