Category: 3rd Marine Division

Marine of the 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division with an…

Marine of the 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division with an ARVN soldier. The Marine has an M3 grease gun over his shoulder. Another Marine in the background has an M14. Circa 1966-1967.

USMC M67 flamethrower (or “zippo”) tanks at work, 3rd Tank…

USMC M67 flamethrower (or “zippo”) tanks at work, 3rd Tank Battalion, circa 1967.

From the source: Postal Personnel Check Incoming Mail,…

From the source:

Postal Personnel Check Incoming Mail, 1969

“3d Marine Division postal personnel check an incoming shipment of mail before distributing it to the post offices they serve. The Division Post Office, located at Dong Ha, handles more than 200 tons of incoming and outgoing mail each month (official USMC photo by Sergeant W. E. Wood).”

From the Jonathan F. Abel Collection (COLL/3611) at the Archives Branch, Marine Corps History Division

OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

Marine of HQ Company, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division,…

Marine of HQ Company, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, circa 1965

Marine with an M14, 9th Marine Regiment, circa 1965

Marine with an M14, 9th Marine Regiment, circa 1965

usnatarchivesexhibits: Drink Up!, 1969 Maybe it won’t…

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Drink Up!, 1969

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.

206 – Food – 1969

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The man pictured is PFC Jim Bark of the 3rd Marine Division, and this is at Dong Ha Combat Base.

Christmas tree with pin up girls in the background, 1967.From…

Christmas tree with pin up girls in the background, 1967.

From the source: “Here is a nice picture of the Radio Relays Christmas tree at Camp Evans for 1967.”

Always post this on the Marine Corps Birthday :) My dad in the…

Always post this on the Marine Corps Birthday 🙂 My dad in the Corps working dogs.

They were the first dog platoon to arrive in Vietnam. This was also the fist time dogs had been used since WW2. Here he is near Danang, Sept 1965, 3rd Marine Div, 1st Provisional Dog Platoon.

Caption from usmc.mil site:

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STOP HIM- -Cpl Herman J. Herden (San Antonio, TX) commands his sentry dog “Rex” to the attack as Air Force TSgt William Sorrells plays the “enemy” in a practice session at the 1st Marine Provisional Dog Platoon site near Danang.

This was in Leatherneck Magazine also.

Submitted by the child of a veteran.

todaysdocument: “SSgt Thomas L. Slaughter guides Marines on a…

todaysdocument:

“SSgt Thomas L. Slaughter guides Marines on a tour of Lin Mu Pagoda, ‘Pagoda of the Elderly Goddess’, in the Imperial City of Hue.” 3 Oct 67

File Unit: Divider/Subject – 327 – Structures (USMC and Vietnamese buildings and bunkers), 1962 – 1975Series: Black and White Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam, 1962 – 1975Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

Dating from fifty years ago, over 14,000 photos in this series of Marine Corps photographs from the Vietnam War are available to be tagged and transcribed in the @usnatarchives Catalog by Citizen Archivists like you!

Camp Carroll from the air, date unknown.From Where We Were in…

Camp Carroll from the air, date unknown.

From Where We Were in Vietnam:

Camp Carroll, a.k.a. Artillery Plateau, Camp J.J. Carroll and FSB Tan Lam. S of QL-9, apx 1 km SW peak Nui Kiem (Hill 250), 7 km SW Cam Lo, 5 km NW Mai Loc, 8 km E to ESE the Rockpile, 26 km W to WNW Quang Tri. Originally named Artillery Plateau, but renamed 10Nov66, to honor Capt. James J. Carooll, USMC, CO K/3d/4th Marines, KIA 27Sep66 by friendly fire (improperly registered tank rounds) on Hill 400 while he was directing fire support for attack on Hill 484. By [Operation] Lam Son 719, was under ARVN control as FSB Tan Lam (2d ARVN Inf Rgt)… 12th Marine Arty ‘67, including four-155s, sic-105s here and then, in late Sep67, four-175s of Army’s 6th/27th Arty were added for long range support of Khe Sanh (175mm total later increase to six tubes).