Category: 1970

Honor Flight brings vets to “Remembering Vietnam” at National Archives

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Edward C. Brandol, a Vietnam Veteran, talks with Curator, Alice Kamps, during the public opening of the National Archives’ “Remembering Vietnam” exhibit. Brandol and a large group of Vietnam Veterans hosted by Utah Honor Flight travelled to Washington, DC to be the first group of its kind to see the exhibit. 

“Remembering Vietnam” explores 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War. It seeks to answer questions about this period in American history such as “Why did the U.S. become involved in Vietnam?”, “Why was the war so long?”, and “Why was it so controversial?”

It is important to answer these questions. The sacrifices made by veterans and their families, the magnitude of death and destruction, and the war’s lasting effects require no less. 

“Remembering Vietnam” is a resource for refreshing our collective memory. Iconic and recently discovered National Archives records trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict. Its collection of evidence provides an opportunity for new insight and greater understanding of one of the most consequential wars in American History. 

“Remembering Vietnam,” which opened today, will be on exhibit until January 9, 2019.

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Today marks the opening of the National Archives’ new exhibit, “Remembering Vietnam.” Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, a Vietnam veteran himself, was a driving force behind the exhibit. In this photo, HM2 Ferriero stands outside his bunker at First Medical Battalion, Danang, Vietnam, 1970.

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“Welcome to An Hoa Combat Base; Home of 5th Marine Regiment”…

“Welcome to An Hoa Combat Base; Home of 5th Marine Regiment” (1970)

Bullwhip Squadron (1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry) leaving a hot…

Bullwhip Squadron (1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry) leaving a hot landing zone, 1970.

A “hot LZ” is one under enemy fire.

11th Infantry Regiment soldier showing the effects of leeches,…

11th Infantry Regiment soldier showing the effects of leeches, circa 1970.

From the source: “Dak Seang Ranger Camp, most all underground, 5…

From the source: “Dak Seang Ranger Camp, most all underground, 5 Nov 71.”

From Where We Were in Vietnam

“Sat in valley in Tri-border area. Regarded by some as most vulnerable SF camp in SVN… ‘Anyone looking at it tactically,’ wrote Gary Beikirch (awarded the MOH for battle here 1Apr70). ‘could see that it appeared to have been designed by Custer and was quite reminiscent of Dien Bien Phu.’”

NVA forces attacked the camp on 1 April 1970, besieging it until May.

US Army scout dog team, location unknown, circa 1970.

US Army scout dog team, location unknown, circa 1970.

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Throwback Thursday: Princeton University students protest the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia, 1970.

Historical Photograph Collection, Campus Life Series (AC112), Box MP95, Image No. 1942

480th F4 Phantom Phu Cat RVN 1970. Know anyone? Call handle…

480th F4 Phantom Phu Cat RVN 1970. Know anyone? Call handle Cobra!

Submitted by a veteran.

Soldiers of the 50th Infantry. From left to right, the first man…

Soldiers of the 50th Infantry. From left to right, the first man holds a cigarette, the second holds an M60 machine gun, the third (behind the others) holds a beer, and the fourth holds an M16. [1970]

11th Infantry Regiment with his full pack and M16, location…

11th Infantry Regiment with his full pack and M16, location unknown, circa 1970.