Category: camouflage

Recon platoon member with CAR-15, date and location unknown.

Recon platoon member with CAR-15, date and location unknown.

From the source: “SGT Jim Titus, sniper, E/3-7.  Titus carries…

From the source: “SGT Jim Titus, sniper, E/3-7.  Titus carries an M21/M14 rifle with WWII-vintage M84 scope.”

Men of 2nd Bn, 1st Marines with their puppy, named Hard Times,…

Men of 2nd Bn, 1st Marines with their puppy, named Hard Times, circa 1970.

Bell AH-1 Cobra gunship of the 281st Attack Helicopter Company,…

Bell AH-1 Cobra gunship of the 281st Attack Helicopter Company, circa 1969

LRRPs (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) outside Cu Chi, date…

LRRPs (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) outside Cu Chi, date unknown.

From the source:Vietnamese Marines Fight Communist Infiltrators…

From the source:

Vietnamese Marines Fight Communist Infiltrators in Gia Dinh – A Vietnamese tanker fires his 50 Caliber machine gun into a Viet Cong position in Gia Dinh during heavy street fighting June 4. Viet Cong infiltrators had dug in along a wall in a yard and had to be blasted out.

usnatarchivesexhibits: Obsolete Technology, 1969 It’s…

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Obsolete Technology, 1969

It’s rather amazing to think that in 1969, messaging coordinates was a two-person job which required a paper map and a wired telephone. It could probably all be done on today’s smartphone. In this photograph taken on Christmas Day 1969,  1st Lieutenant John R. Rabb uses a physical map to get coordinates of locations for bombing. Meanwhile, Gunnery Sergeant Earl L. Jones relays those positions over the radio.

Map Reading – December 25, 1969

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Sgt Johnny Hardeman of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile),…

Sgt Johnny Hardeman of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 1972.

uss-edsall:Sergeant Major Lewis E. Tuttle and Major O’Toole pose…

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Sergeant Major Lewis E. Tuttle and Major O’Toole pose with an old woman in the “Arizona Territory.” The photo was originally shot as a joke, since the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, was operating in the area known as the “Arizona Territory” at the same time the Miss Universe contest was being held in Tokyo. September, 1969. NARA 532486 

From the source: “Project Delta Recon in May of 68 in a dry hole…

From the source: “Project Delta Recon in May of 68 in a dry hole waiting for extraction.”