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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

From the source: 104 Sig Sqn TAOR Patrol getting ready to deploy…

From the source

104 Sig Sqn TAOR Patrol getting ready to deploy from the Unit. John Carr on the Left with Radio and WO2 Stan Conlon (SSM) is on the right. Others ? Photo supplied by John Carr [Jun 1969]

3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division…

3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division soldier with XM16E1 and M60 ammunition, circa late 1967.

From the source: “LT Carey trying to warm up on a hill top near…

From the source: “LT Carey trying to warm up on a hill top near Kon Tum.” (Tiger Force, 1966)

From the source:  Korean 1st Lt. with captured VC equipment….

From the source

Korean 1st Lt. with captured VC equipment. Notice the broken M-16, radio gear, RPG in his left hand, and our helicopter crew chief in the background.

11th Infantry Regiment with his full pack and M16, location…

11th Infantry Regiment with his full pack and M16, location unknown, circa 1970.

2nd Platoon, Charlie Co, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division,…

2nd Platoon, Charlie Co, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, 1967.

52nd Pathfinder Detachment, 1969. On or about August 1966, at…

52nd Pathfinder Detachment, 1969.

On or about August 1966, at the request of the commander of the 52d CAB, the Pathfinder Detachment was established at Camp Holloway to begin organizing, equipping, and training to conduct combat operations by October 1966. The mission of the pathfinder is to provide forward air to ground assistance and navigation to all US and Allied Army aircraft and through formal coordination, all US and Allied Air force aircraft. [Source]

ARVN officer about to execute a Viet Cong prisoner. Photographed…

ARVN officer about to execute a Viet Cong prisoner. Photographed by Dickey Chapelle.

From the source: In 1972, South Korean soldiers in Vietnam…

From the source:

In 1972, South Korean soldiers in Vietnam advance during an assault on an enemy position near Nha Trang. (David Hume Kennerly / Getty Images)