Category: 1967

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

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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: Bottoms Up!, 1967 It doesn’t get…

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Bottoms Up!, 1967

It doesn’t get fresher than this. In this photograph, Sergeant George Nemosbatho takes a drink of coconut milk directly from the source. If only for a moment, there is a tropical reprieve in Nemosbatho’s search and seizure mission in the midst of war. 

Sergeant George Nemosbatho (Detroit, MI), mortar Platoon Squad Leader, 1st Battalion, 12th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), takes a drink of fresh coconut milk during a break in the search for the enemy.

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From the source: “A member of the Air Cav. Div. eats a turkey…

From the source: “A member of the Air Cav. Div. eats a turkey drumstick while having Thanksgiving in the field. 10 Nov 1967.”

From the source: SP/4 Ron Dillon, B Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Cav, 1st…

From the source:

SP/4 Ron Dillon, B Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Cav, 1st Air Cav Div, shares his turkey dinner in the field with a dog who had wandered in for the occasion. 10 Nov 1967.

Presumably this was an early Thanksgiving meal for a particular unit.

usnatarchivesexhibits: This May Sting A Bit, 1967 Armed…

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This May Sting A Bit, 1967

Armed with bandages and medicine, these two members of the U.S. Air Force’s Operation MED CAP (Medical Civilian-Assistance Program) are making the rounds. MED CAP was composed of a team of doctors, nurses, and aides which traveled to Vietnamese villages to treat the ill, and educate the local populace on the importance of sanitation. Here, Second Lieutenant Kathleen M. Sullivan, treats a sick Vietnamese child in 1967.

Second Lieutenant Kathleen M. Sullivan treats a Vietnamese child during Operation MED CAP, a U.S. Air Force civic action program in which a team of doctors, nurses, and aides travel to Vietnamese villages, treat the sick and teach villagers the basics of sanitation and cleanliness.

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usnatarchivesexhibits: Bathed in Fire, 1967 Operation…

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Bathed in Fire, 1967

Operation Newcastle was a search and destroy mission, aptly named as this photograph reveals. The purpose of such missions was to find and ambush Viet Cong units hiding in the countryside and to decimate their hideouts and supplies. However, these missions may have done more harm than good, as the devastation they caused rural Vietnam embittered many Vietnamese.

Flame Thrower. Operation New Castle.

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Soldiers of the 108th Artillery Group, circa 1967-1968.

Soldiers of the 108th Artillery Group, circa 1967-1968.

8th Cavalry Regiment soldier eating C-rations in front of his…

8th Cavalry Regiment soldier eating C-rations in front of his poncho tent, 1967.

From the source: Operation “WALLOWA”A suspected VC…

From the source:

Operation “WALLOWA”
A suspected VC military aide is questioned by the interpreter.

15 Nov 1967
Photo by SP5 Ronald F. Delaurier

US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook with silhouettes painted on the…

US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook with silhouettes painted on the side representing the amount of aircraft recovered, 1967.