Category: 1969

Battalion aid station at LZ Bronco, circa 1969.

Battalion aid station at LZ Bronco, circa 1969.

From the source: L-R: PFC Victor R. Sheets; SP4 Jim L. Barstad;…

From the source:

L-R: PFC Victor R. Sheets; SP4 Jim L. Barstad; and SP4 Clint R. Bath of D Co., 12th Inf Regt., 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, enjoy their Thanksgiving Day dinner at LZ St. George. 27 November 69.

Soldiers of HQ Co, 12th Inf. Reg. loading Thanksgiving meals…

Soldiers of HQ Co, 12th Inf. Reg. loading Thanksgiving meals onto a truck (top photo) and a Huey (bottom photo), LZ St. George, 1969.

usnatarchivesexhibits: Sheltering from the Storm,…

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Sheltering from the Storm, undated

In this photograph, two American servicemen battle the rainy barrage of summers in Vietnam. Weather in Vietnam was nothing to sneeze at, in particular the rainy season which lasts from May to October. The average monthly rainfall in this season is often well over 8 inches. Moreover, soldiers not only faced the onslaught of precipitation, but the humidity and heat of summer months which could average above 80 degrees. For many Americans, entering the wet and muggy climate of Vietnam was like setting foot into a new world.

Two battle weary Leathernecks of the 26th Marine Regiment take a break, rain and all, during Operation Bold Mariner.  

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“Complete victory, sir–the last South Vietnamese has…

“Complete victory, sir–the last South Vietnamese has withdrawn from South Vietnam.”

A political cartoon by Keith Waite, published in the British paper the Daily Mirror, 1969.

A Company, 1/508 Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division leaving a…

A Company, 1/508 Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division leaving a village.

The 508th Infantry Regiment had the nickname of “Red Devils.”

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Back to work. Heading out! Stay safe. Note the Red Devil Head painted on the last helmet. Photo by Craig Forrester. — at Vietnam 1968-69.

US Army 35th Infantry Regiment soldier, Bob Maves, with his…

US Army 35th Infantry Regiment soldier, Bob Maves, with his “short timer” calendar, 1969. 

Those deployed to Vietnam knew when they would be leaving and many made calendars to count down the days until they got to go home. Maves’ calendar was drawn in the shape of a Huey. You can see that he colored in the days as they passed from the white section still remaining in the first photo. Also visible is that Maves’ DEROS (Date Estimated Return From Overseas) was June 14.

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MSG Jerry Shriver served three years in Vietnam. He went MIA on 24 April 1969. There was later a presumptive declaration of death. His body has never been recovered.

From the source:Danang Ammo transfer to barge & YFU from…

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Danang Ammo transfer to barge & YFU from Korean ship with Korean & Taiwanese crew, ’69

M113 Armored Personnel Carriers of the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry…

M113 Armored Personnel Carriers of the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, circa 1968-1969.