Category: communications

35th Inf. Reg. radio telephone operator, date unknown. His…

35th Inf. Reg. radio telephone operator, date unknown. His helmet seems to have “Peggy” written on it.

From the source:“Radioman Francis Comer waiting for a…

From the source:

“Radioman Francis Comer waiting for a chopper, 2d plt, Mike Co, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 1968.”

From the Robert L. Drieslein Collection (COLL/5643) at the Archives Branch, Marine Corps History Division

OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

Radio telephone operator, 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment,…

Radio telephone operator, 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 1970.

Communications center at Long Binh, 1970.

Communications center at Long Binh, 1970.

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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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Communication room for HQ Co, 6th Batt, 11th Artillery, circa…

Communication room for HQ Co, 6th Batt, 11th Artillery, circa 1969-1970.

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Photograph of US Soldier Corporal Ralph Nicholls Searches Jungle for Viet Cong, 1/14/1966. NARA 66956458 

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New Zealanders in Vietnam.

Members of 3 Platoon, Victor 4 Company soon after their arrival in Vietnam, circa June-July 1969. Left to right: Pte Sonny Hona, Pte Hardie Martin, Sgt Tom Tuhiwai.

I don’t know why Lt Harley Pope [Platoon Commander] was not in this picture. He may have been detached on Liaison Officer duties at this time.

Source: www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/platoon-hq-3-platoon-victor-4

“Helicopter Mission Brief Form” – Card carried by USMC radio…

“Helicopter Mission Brief Form” – Card carried by USMC radio operator to call a helicopter and relay information.

1st Infantry Division, date and location unknown. Potentially…

1st Infantry Division, date and location unknown. Potentially from a DASPO (Department of the Army Special Photographic Office) photographer.