Category: Cold War

uss-edsall: 8mm film from a dog handler unit, members playing…

uss-edsall:

8mm film from a dog handler unit, members playing cowboys with their sidearms. 

1046VI0853, Dave Harris Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

From the source: “Mid July 68 Darrye Brooks, Ralph Luna, Larry…

From the source: “Mid July 68 Darrye Brooks, Ralph Luna, Larry Solie on mission with APC’s.”

Helicopter pad at LZ Liz, circa 1968.

Helicopter pad at LZ Liz, circa 1968.

usnatarchivesexhibits: Bottoms Up!, 1967 It doesn’t get…

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Bottoms Up!, 1967

It doesn’t get fresher than this. In this photograph, Sergeant George Nemosbatho takes a drink of coconut milk directly from the source. If only for a moment, there is a tropical reprieve in Nemosbatho’s search and seizure mission in the midst of war. 

Sergeant George Nemosbatho (Detroit, MI), mortar Platoon Squad Leader, 1st Battalion, 12th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), takes a drink of fresh coconut milk during a break in the search for the enemy.

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Soldier of the 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, 1968

Soldier of the 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, 1968

Battalion aid station at LZ Bronco, circa 1969.

Battalion aid station at LZ Bronco, circa 1969.

From the source: “A member of the Air Cav. Div. eats a turkey…

From the source: “A member of the Air Cav. Div. eats a turkey drumstick while having Thanksgiving in the field. 10 Nov 1967.”

From the source: SP/4 Ron Dillon, B Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Cav, 1st…

From the source:

SP/4 Ron Dillon, B Co, 2nd Bn, 8th Cav, 1st Air Cav Div, shares his turkey dinner in the field with a dog who had wandered in for the occasion. 10 Nov 1967.

Presumably this was an early Thanksgiving meal for a particular unit.

From the source: L-R: PFC Victor R. Sheets; SP4 Jim L. Barstad;…

From the source:

L-R: PFC Victor R. Sheets; SP4 Jim L. Barstad; and SP4 Clint R. Bath of D Co., 12th Inf Regt., 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, enjoy their Thanksgiving Day dinner at LZ St. George. 27 November 69.

From the source: Members of Det “A”, 5th Special Forces Group,…

From the source:

Members of Det “A”, 5th Special Forces Group, located north of Saigon in War Zone D, are served their Thanksgiving Day dinner a little in advance of “Turkey-Day”. With two regiments of North Vietnamese Regulars in the vicinity, it is unlikely the men will have a quiet Thanksgiving Day. Prepared at a distant base, the complete hot meal was flown in by helicopter during a lull in the fighting.