Category: Marines

Marine of HQ Company, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division,…

Marine of HQ Company, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, circa 1965

From the source:IN BY HELO–A helo of Marine Medium…

From the source:

IN BY HELO–A helo of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM)-263 lifts Marine riflemen onto a sand bar at dawn on the second day of Operation Orange. The area is located approximately 15 miles southwest of Marble Mountain Air Facility.

Defense Dept. Photo (Marine Corps) 

Marine with an M14, 9th Marine Regiment, circa 1965

Marine with an M14, 9th Marine Regiment, circa 1965

usnatarchivesexhibits: Obsolete Technology, 1969 It’s…

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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

Learn more about “Remembering Vietnam.” 

uss-edsall:Marines of Co. E, 2nd Bn., 7th Marines, move across…

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Marines of Co. E, 2nd Bn., 7th Marines, move across rice paddies under machinegun fire during Operation Arizona, 25 miles southeast of Da Nang, June 20, 1967. NARA 5891329 

Poem written by a US Marine in 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st…

Poem written by a US Marine in 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Date unknown.

Some people sit and wait
Cannot love and cannot hate
They brood on fears, believe in fate
Controlled within their star –

They seek a new direction
And full of new objections
They never make corrections
And never travel far

Awakening suddenly, madly
And wanting truth so badly
They face the future sadly
And stay the way they are –

Daniel [J. Guyot?]
HQ Btry FDC
3/11 1st Mar Div
in Vietnam

uss-edsall:Sergeant Major Lewis E. Tuttle and Major O’Toole pose…

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Sergeant Major Lewis E. Tuttle and Major O’Toole pose with an old woman in the “Arizona Territory.” The photo was originally shot as a joke, since the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, was operating in the area known as the “Arizona Territory” at the same time the Miss Universe contest was being held in Tokyo. September, 1969. NARA 532486 

US Marine with a M60 in Dai Loc Pass. 2nd Battalion, 7th…

US Marine with a M60 in Dai Loc Pass. 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 1969.

Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines on Operation Nevada,…

Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines on Operation Nevada, 1966.

Wounded American, likely a Marine, behind a Boeing Vertol CH-46…

Wounded American, likely a Marine, behind a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight, Hue, 1968. Photographed by Terry Fincher.