Category: 1970

83rd Field Artillery Regiment soldier identified as Mike Carter,…

83rd Field Artillery Regiment soldier identified as Mike Carter, circa 1969-1970 location unknown.

Crashed Boeing CH-47 Chinook of the US Army 228th Assault…


The aircraft commander, Capt. Larry D. Mohler, is on top of CH-47B 66-19114 making a final inspection before flying the damaged aircraft, alone, off to the side of the LZ.

Crashed Boeing CH-47 Chinook of the US Army 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion, Cambodia, circa 1970.

From the source:

They were on short final to an LZ in Cambodia with a “105” sling and had a blade strike. The co-pilot chopped the throttles and they ended up on top of the load sitting on a dirt mound… The pilot cranked back up (all by himself) and hovered over to the side of the LZ to get it out of the way. The crew departed the area on a Huey and left #114 for Maintenance to recover later. The aircraft commander, Capt. Larry D. Mohler, is on top of CH-47B 66-19114 [in the last photo] making a final inspection before flying the damaged aircraft, alone, off to the side of the LZ. 

12th Inf. Reg. soldiers, circa 1970

12th Inf. Reg. soldiers, circa 1970

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.There appears to be a…

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.

There appears to be a rifle sling on his M16, and a feather tied to the sling.

12th Inf. Reg. soldier in the bush, circa 1970.

12th Inf. Reg. soldier in the bush, circa 1970.

usnatarchivesexhibits: Speed it Up!, 1970 This isn’t your…

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Speed it Up!, 1970

This isn’t your average work line! These Vietnamese workers are loading brass artillery canisters, by tossing them into the back of a truck. The canisters (or at least those that make it into the bed of the truck rather than the floor) would be shipped to the U.S. where they would be reworked and reloaded.

Artillery – 1970

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“B” Battery, 1/83rd Artillery at FSB Birmingham, circa…

“B” Battery, 1/83rd Artillery at FSB Birmingham, circa 1969-1970.

“After 40 years the scream still lingers and I can not stop it with my fingers I cry and try to blot…”

After 40 years the scream still lingers
and I can not stop it with my fingers
I cry and try to blot out their faces
accusing eyes from so many places

As an Army Medic I failed to deliver a Duty of Care
to those now gone and to some who still wither
On the cross of dismissal and nails of deceit
a lingering despair I struggle to defeat

Too many slow deaths from deliberate neglect
whilst those in charge pontificate on bedecked
Dripping gongs for services so inadequately rendered
whilst those in need are ignored as intended.

“Why The Scream Lingers”, by John ‘Doc’ Mountain.
John ‘Doc’ Mountain served as a medic with Victor 5 Company in Vietnam, 1970-71. (via uss-edsall)

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)