Category: Marines

From the source: Under sniper fire, a Vietnamese woman carries…

From the source:

Under sniper fire, a Vietnamese woman carries a child to safety as US marines storm the village of My Son, near Da Nang, searching for Vietcong insurgents, 25 April 1965. As was typical in such situations, the men of the village had mostly disappeared, and the remaining villagers revealed little when questioned

Photograph: Eddie Adams/AP

Marine of the 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division with an…

Marine of the 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division with an ARVN soldier. The Marine has an M3 grease gun over his shoulder. Another Marine in the background has an M14. Circa 1966-1967.

M51 Heavy Recovery Vehicle named “Nadine”, 1st Tank Battalion,…

M51 Heavy Recovery Vehicle named “Nadine”, 1st Tank Battalion, date and location unknown.

From the source:May 17, 1967: A U.S. Marine corpsman leads a…

From the source:

May 17, 1967: A U.S. Marine corpsman leads a wounded comrade, foreground, as others carry bodies toward a helicopter in Con Thien, Vietnam. [AP]

Marines of 3rd Tank Battalion at Camp Carroll, date…

Marines of 3rd Tank Battalion at Camp Carroll, date unknown. 

Jack Butcher, the Marine who took this photograph, was a Canadian who enlisted and served two tours in Vietnam.

Men of 2nd Bn, 1st Marines with their puppy, named Hard Times,…

Men of 2nd Bn, 1st Marines with their puppy, named Hard Times, circa 1970.

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

USMC M67 flamethrower (or “zippo”) tanks at work, 3rd Tank…

USMC M67 flamethrower (or “zippo”) tanks at work, 3rd Tank Battalion, circa 1967.

From the source: Vietnamese Woman Medevac, 1969“Medevac:…

From the source:

Vietnamese Woman Medevac, 1969

“Medevac: 1st Marine Division Leathernecks get help from a villager as they carry a Vietnamese woman, injured by Viet Cong terrorists, to a waiting Marine helicopter 4 miles east of Hoa An (official USMC photo by Lance Corporal A. C. Prentiss).”

From the Jonathan F. Abel Collection (COLL/3611) at the Archives Branch, Marine Corps History Division

OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

USMC aircraft at Marble Mountain, 1968.The choppers, Boeing…

USMC aircraft at Marble Mountain, 1968.

The choppers, Boeing Vertol CH-46s, belong to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364. The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco belongs to Marine Observation Squadron (VMO) 2.