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uss-edsall: 8mm film from a dog handler unit, members playing…

uss-edsall:

8mm film from a dog handler unit, members playing cowboys with their sidearms. 

1046VI0853, Dave Harris Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

usnatarchivesexhibits: Bottoms Up!, 1967 It doesn’t get…

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Bottoms Up!, 1967

It doesn’t get fresher than this. In this photograph, Sergeant George Nemosbatho takes a drink of coconut milk directly from the source. If only for a moment, there is a tropical reprieve in Nemosbatho’s search and seizure mission in the midst of war. 

Sergeant George Nemosbatho (Detroit, MI), mortar Platoon Squad Leader, 1st Battalion, 12th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), takes a drink of fresh coconut milk during a break in the search for the enemy.

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usnatarchivesexhibits: Sheltering from the Storm,…

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Sheltering from the Storm, undated

In this photograph, two American servicemen battle the rainy barrage of summers in Vietnam. Weather in Vietnam was nothing to sneeze at, in particular the rainy season which lasts from May to October. The average monthly rainfall in this season is often well over 8 inches. Moreover, soldiers not only faced the onslaught of precipitation, but the humidity and heat of summer months which could average above 80 degrees. For many Americans, entering the wet and muggy climate of Vietnam was like setting foot into a new world.

Two battle weary Leathernecks of the 26th Marine Regiment take a break, rain and all, during Operation Bold Mariner.  

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usnatarchivesexhibits: Cover Your Ears, 1966 Above, a…

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Cover Your Ears, 1966

Above, a Marine walks away as smoke billows from the structure behind him. Operation Georgia, a search and destroy mission, led to scenes like this one. Marines blew up bunkers and tunnels used by Viet Cong forces. The destruction of these facilities was essential to disrupting Viet Cong supply chains, and dismantling structural safe havens where enemies could hide.

Operation Georgia–Marines blow up bunkers and tunnels used by the Viet Cong.

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wheelz42: My dad, serving in the United States Army, in Vietnam. So proud to be his daughter. So…

wheelz42:

My dad, serving in the United States Army, in Vietnam. So proud to be his daughter. So glad he stayed safe and came home in one piece.

usnatarchives: Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division stand…

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Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division stand guard over a Landing Zone waiting for the second wave of assault helicopters to land, 7/6/1966. (National Archives Identifier 100310308)

“Remembering Vietnam” this Veterans Day

By David S. Ferriero | Archivist of the United States

November 11 marks the annual observance of Veterans Day, a day on which we honor the courageous men and women who have served in the United States military. This year, the National Archives will host a week-long commemoration to honor and pay tribute to Vietnam War veterans.

Vietnam-era helicopters will once again be on display on the front lawn of the National Archives from November 9-16, as part of the week-long Veterans Day commemoration.

While visiting the National Archives, be sure to see our current exhibition: “Remembering Vietnam.” The exhibit examines 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War to provide a framework for understanding the decisions that led to war, events and consequences of the war, and its legacy. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum through January 6, 2019.

On Wednesday, November 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., join us for a program on support and resources for Vietnam veterans: “Remembering Veterans: A conversation of what happens after Duty, Honor, Country.”

Read more about what’s happening at the Archives in honor of Veterans and keep up with the what the Archivist is writing about at the AOTUS Blog

gregscreativecommons: Shout Out to My Pop’s on Veterans Day by…

Shout Out to My Pop's on Veterans Day

gregscreativecommons:

Shout Out to My Pop’s on Veterans Day by Gregory Urbano

Via Flickr:

Just wanted to throw a shout out to my Pop’s on Veterans Day by posting a photo of him with Raymond Burr in Vietnam.
You can see more photos here -http://thevietnamyears.blogspot.com/

usnatarchivesexhibits: France’s Place in Vietnam’s Future,…

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France’s Place in Vietnam’s Future, 1953

In the wake of World War Two, which for many was a war that aimed to save democracy, the continuance of imperialism felt misplaced. This inability to reconcile fighting for freedom with continued colonial rule comes across in this 1953 letter from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to French Ambassador Clarence Dillon. The President believed that as part of strengthening the free world, France had to voice its support for self-rule of Indo-China. Such an admission, Eisenhower believed, “would win millions of friends for France, not only in Indo-China but throughout the world.”

Letter from President Eisenhower to Clarence Dillon

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You asked, and we’re answering!

“The Importance of Queer History” is now available at our shop. 

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uss-edsall: A shaving cream fight during the Vietnam…

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A shaving cream fight during the Vietnam War.

2350VI3118, Jerry S. Gladysz Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University