Road sign, 1969
Road sign, 1969
It’s rather amazing to think that in 1969, messaging coordinates was a two-person job which required a paper map and a wired telephone. It could probably all be done on today’s smartphone. In this photograph taken on Christmas Day 1969, 1st Lieutenant John R. Rabb uses a physical map to get coordinates of locations for bombing. Meanwhile, Gunnery Sergeant Earl L. Jones relays those positions over the radio.
“Charlie Chopper”, unknown tail number
“The Horny Hooker”, unknown tail number
“Green Dragon”, unknown tail number
66-00074 – “Happy Hippie”, in the Republic of Vietnam, circa 1969.
Nose art for US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinooks
Sergeant Major Lewis E. Tuttle and Major O’Toole pose with an old woman in the “Arizona Territory.” The photo was originally shot as a joke, since the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, was operating in the area known as the “Arizona Territory” at the same time the Miss Universe contest was being held in Tokyo. September, 1969. NARA 532486
US Marine with a M60 in Dai Loc Pass. 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 1969.
Soldiers of Charlie Co, 3rd Batt, 21st Inf Reg, 196th LIB, circa 1969-1970.
Communication room for HQ Co, 6th Batt, 11th Artillery, circa 1969-1970.
Maybe it won’t quench your thirst quite like a sports drink, or remind you of home like a nice cold glass of lemonade, but milk will definitely fill you up and keep you going. In this photograph from 1969, a soldier unloads precious dairy cargo onto a roller ramp that deposited the cases of milk cartons in a cold storage. Of course this isn’t real California milk. The milk was produced in Da Nang and transported north via U.S. Navy ships.
The man pictured is PFC Jim Bark of the 3rd Marine Division, and this is at Dong Ha Combat Base.
11th ACR soldier resting, circa 1968-1969.
82nd Artillery howitzer and ammunition load slung beneath a Boeing CH-47 Chinook, 1969.