A Company, 1/508 Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division leaving a village.
The 508th Infantry Regiment had the nickname of “Red Devils.”
From the source:
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 “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.
See other examples of “short timer” calendars here: #calendar.
Check out the following:
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.
M113 Armored Personnel Carriers of the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, circa 1968-1969.
Charlie Co, 1st Bat, 20th Inf Reg, circa 1969
1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment soldiers resting, circa 1968-1969.
5/12th Infantry snipers, 1969.
US Army Bell UH-1 Huey of the 61st Assault Helicopter Company, circa 1968.
“A USAF Douglas/On Mark B-26K Invader of the 609th Special Operations Squadron starting its engines at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, about 1969.” [Wiki]