Category: 1968

Vietnamese civilians, circa 1968.

Vietnamese civilians, circa 1968.

“SSG Rasch – Bullet hole in smoke grenade.” [1968, Source]

“SSG Rasch – Bullet hole in smoke grenade.” [1968, Source]

todaysdocument: “Vietnam…A member of Company A, 1st Battalion,…

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“Vietnam…A member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, crouches behind a church door as he checks for the enemy near his position.” 2/9/1968

Series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 – 1981
Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

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This is in Hue, during the Tet Offensive, as US Marines and ARVN forces fought to retake the city from communist troops. (Source)

From the source: Private First Class David Sletten, medic,…

From the source

Private First Class David Sletten, medic, Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, paddles a three-man assault boat down the canal toward a breaking point during Operation Tong Thang I.

A soldier uses a chair randomly found to read the paper. 11th…

A soldier uses a chair randomly found to read the paper. 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division (circa 1968-1969).

todaysdocument: “FIREPOWER EVIDENCE–Marines stack mounds of…

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“FIREPOWER EVIDENCE–Marines stack mounds of expended 105mm casings  after constant pounding of enemy  forces at Khe Sanh.  Hill 950 is partially shrouded by clouds in the background.” 

29Jan68

160 – Combat Bases – 1968 – January 29, 1968, 1/29/1968
File Unit: Divider/Subject – 160 – Combat Bases – 1968, 1962 – 1975Series: Black and White Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam, 1962 – 1975Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

 

Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

usnatarchivesexhibits: “Confront the Warmakers,”…

usnatarchivesexhibits:

“Confront the Warmakers,” 1968

Written on behalf of the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, this letter urged people to gather for a group protest in Chicago’s Grant Park on the afternoon of August 28. This urging came following days of violence in Chicago as police tasked with safeguarding the ongoing Democratic National Convention clashed with anti-war demonstrators. The letter insists that people should not stay away from the scene despite the violence, but stand firm and maintain their First Amendment rights.

Letter from National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam

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todaysdocument: Photos from a Draft Resistance Rally at the Town…


Man Burning Draft Card at Draft Resistance Rally


Noam Chomsky Speaking at Draft Resistance Rally


Allen Ginsberg Signing Petition at Draft Resistance Rally, 1/14/1968


Anti-Draft Petition

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Photos from a Draft Resistance Rally at the Town Hall, New York City, 1/14/1968

[Photographs] Town Hall Meeting, 1/14/1968, Draft Resistance Rally [Town Hall, New York City] . 
Series: Precedent Case Files, 1928 – 1976Record Group 118: Records of U.S. Attorneys, 1821 – 1994

This file unit contains photographs depicting a Draft Resistance Rally held at Town Hall in New York City. The rally was a demonstration of support for “The Boston Five,” William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Michael Ferber, Mitchell Goodman, Marcus Raskin and Benjamin Spock, who were indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for aiding and abetting draft resistance.


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

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Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

Thanksgiving dinner for C Company, 701st Maintenance Battalion…


Tables set for Thanksgiving dinner


Tables set for Thanksgiving dinner


Officers waiting to serve Thanksgiving dinner


Waiting for the chaplain to say grace


Waiting for the chaplain to say grace.


Thanksgiving dinner


Thanksgiving dinner


Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner for C Company, 701st Maintenance Battalion in Lai Khe, 1968.

uss-edsall: July 26, 1968. Two 1st Cavalry Division LRP teams,…

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July 26, 1968. Two 1st Cavalry Division LRP teams, Quang Tri, Vietnam.