Category: Marine Corps

todaysdocument: “A Marine machine gun crew from Co. E, 2nd…

todaysdocument:

“A Marine machine gun crew from Co. E, 2nd Bn., 5th Marines, is in place on Hill 170 during Operation Essex. They are, left to right: Pfc. J.L. Duckworth, Cpl. H.T. Hudson and Pfc. D.O. McPherson.” 11/20/1967

Series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 – 1981Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –


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therustyskull:Happy birthday Marines! My pop circa 1967 at Khe…

therustyskull:

Happy birthday Marines! My pop circa 1967 at Khe Sanh Combat Base, Vietnam.

Always post this on the Marine Corps Birthday :) My dad in the…

Always post this on the Marine Corps Birthday 🙂 My dad in the Corps working dogs.

They were the first dog platoon to arrive in Vietnam. This was also the fist time dogs had been used since WW2. Here he is near Danang, Sept 1965, 3rd Marine Div, 1st Provisional Dog Platoon.

Caption from usmc.mil site:

3rdMarDiv
Vietnam
STOP HIM- -Cpl Herman J. Herden (San Antonio, TX) commands his sentry dog “Rex” to the attack as Air Force TSgt William Sorrells plays the “enemy” in a practice session at the 1st Marine Provisional Dog Platoon site near Danang.

This was in Leatherneck Magazine also.

Submitted by the child of a veteran.

todaysdocument: “MUD SPLATTERED–Corporal Donald M. Ward (Indiana…

todaysdocument:

“MUD SPLATTERED–Corporal Donald M. Ward (Indiana Hills, Colo.), a tank driver with “C” company, 1st Tank Battalion, scans the muddy road while providing security for a convoy near Da Nang.  Monsoon rains have turned roads near Da Nang into virtual quagmire.” 13 Oct 1967

229 – Individuals and Groups – 1967 – October 13, 1967, 10/13/1967.
File Unit: Divider/Subject – 229 – Individuals and Groups – 1967, 1962 – 1975Series: Black and White Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam, 1962 – 1975Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

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Dating from fifty years ago, over 14,000 photos in this series of Marine Corps photographs from the Vietnam War are available to be tagged and transcribed in the @usnatarchives Catalog by Citizen Archivists like you!

todaysdocument: “SSgt Thomas L. Slaughter guides Marines on a…

todaysdocument:

“SSgt Thomas L. Slaughter guides Marines on a tour of Lin Mu Pagoda, ‘Pagoda of the Elderly Goddess’, in the Imperial City of Hue.” 3 Oct 67

File Unit: Divider/Subject – 327 – Structures (USMC and Vietnamese buildings and bunkers), 1962 – 1975Series: Black and White Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam, 1962 – 1975Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

Dating from fifty years ago, over 14,000 photos in this series of Marine Corps photographs from the Vietnam War are available to be tagged and transcribed in the @usnatarchives Catalog by Citizen Archivists like you!

todaysdocument: “Two Marines sleep in the rain, mud, and cold of…

todaysdocument:

“Two Marines sleep in the rain, mud, and cold of a trench line at Con Thien.” 10/02/1967

87 – Combat – 1967 – October 2, 1967, 10/2/1967. 
File Unit: Divider/Subject – 87 – Combat – 1967, 1962 – 1975Series: Black and White Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam, 1962 – 1975Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

Dating from fifty years ago, over 14,000 photos in this series of Marine Corps photographs from the Vietnam War are available to be tagged and transcribed in the @usnatarchives Catalog by Citizen Archivists like you!

“Welcome to An Hoa Combat Base; Home of 5th Marine Regiment”…

“Welcome to An Hoa Combat Base; Home of 5th Marine Regiment” (1970)

USMC Sikorsky UH-34 Seahorse in flight, 1966

USMC Sikorsky UH-34 Seahorse in flight, 1966

USMC M50 Ontos, 1965

USMC M50 Ontos, 1965

US Marines come ashore at Da Nang, March 1965.

US Marines come ashore at Da Nang, March 1965.