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 Kon Tum.” (Tiger Force, 1966)
11th Infantry Regiment with his full pack and M16, location unknown, circa 1970.
2nd Platoon, Charlie Co, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, 1967.
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 by Dickey Chapelle.