Category: todaysdocument

todaysdocument: “Corporal K. Philpot (Bayminette, Alabama),…

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Corporal K. Philpot (Bayminette, Alabama), Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Seventh Marines, is on the Alert in His Bunker for Possible North Vietnamese Army Movement, 3/18/1968″

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


Now at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Learn about the origins, controversies, and legacy of the Vietnam War through twelve critical episodes.

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todaysdocument: “Vietnam…A member of Company A, 1st Battalion,…

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“Vietnam…A member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, crouches behind a church door as he checks for the enemy near his position.” 2/9/1968

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

Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

This is in Hue, during the Tet Offensive, as US Marines and ARVN forces fought to retake the city from communist troops. (Source)

todaysdocument: “Twentieth Century ‘Angel of Mercy’ – D. R….

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“Twentieth Century ‘Angel of Mercy’ – D. R. Howe (Glencoe, MN) treats the wounds of Private First Class D. A. Crum (New Brighton, PA), “H” Company, 2nd Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, during Operation Hue City.” 2/6/1968

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

The Battle of Hue occurred during the larger Tet Offensive, a series of coordinated surprise attacks by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against targets in South Vietnam which began on January 30, 1968 during the Vietnamese New Year holiday.  Although their advances were ultimately turned back, the campaign helped to diminish support for the war in the U.S.

Another view of this scene in black and white:

118 – Combat – Operation Hue City – February 6, 1968


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

todaysdocument: “FIREPOWER EVIDENCE–Marines stack mounds of…

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“FIREPOWER EVIDENCE–Marines stack mounds of expended 105mm casings  after constant pounding of enemy  forces at Khe Sanh.  Hill 950 is partially shrouded by clouds in the background.” 

29Jan68

160 – Combat Bases – 1968 – January 29, 1968, 1/29/1968
File Unit: Divider/Subject – 160 – Combat Bases – 1968, 1962 – 1975Series: Black and White Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam, 1962 – 1975Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

 

Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

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todaysdocument: Photos from a Draft Resistance Rally at the Town…


Man Burning Draft Card at Draft Resistance Rally


Noam Chomsky Speaking at Draft Resistance Rally


Allen Ginsberg Signing Petition at Draft Resistance Rally, 1/14/1968


Anti-Draft Petition

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Photos from a Draft Resistance Rally at the Town Hall, New York City, 1/14/1968

[Photographs] Town Hall Meeting, 1/14/1968, Draft Resistance Rally [Town Hall, New York City] . 
Series: Precedent Case Files, 1928 – 1976Record Group 118: Records of U.S. Attorneys, 1821 – 1994

This file unit contains photographs depicting a Draft Resistance Rally held at Town Hall in New York City. The rally was a demonstration of support for “The Boston Five,” William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Michael Ferber, Mitchell Goodman, Marcus Raskin and Benjamin Spock, who were indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for aiding and abetting draft resistance.


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

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Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

todaysdocument: “COMFORTABLE MAINTENANCE– During a lull in their…

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“COMFORTABLE MAINTENANCE– During a lull in their flight schedule, Marine Cpl. William H. Mielke, top, and LCpl. Phillip J. Orlando of Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron-36, take a comfortable position before starting to clean the big AD20-8 engine of the H&MS-36 C-117 aircraft.” 30 Dec 67

31 – Aircraft – Maintenance – December 30, 1967, 12/30/1967.
File Unit: Divider/Subject – 31 – Aircraft – Maintenance, 1962 – 1975Series: Black and White Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam, 1962 – 1975Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 – 


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

todaysdocument: “Pvt. R. Jones, of the 81mm Mortars Plt., 2nd…

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“Pvt. R. Jones, of the 81mm Mortars Plt., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, is Wet and Cold as He Takes a Break During Operation Pitt, Taking Place Approximately 12 miles north of Da Nang, 12/1/1967 “

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


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

todaysdocument: “Operation ‘Rang Dong.’ A column of UH-1D…

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Operation ‘Rang Dong.’ A column of UH-1D helicopters prepare to disembark members of Co “C”, 3rd Bn’s, 7th Inf, 199th Light Inf Bde, for a combat assault.” 11/22/1967

File Unit: Vietnam – Aviation-Helicopters-UH-1D [Huey], 1963 – 1973Series: Photographs of U.S. Army Operations in Vietnam, 1963 – 1973Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 – 1985


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

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

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“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 –


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

todaysdocument: “Staff Sergeant Hugh L. Maple Playing with a…

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“Staff Sergeant Hugh L. Maple Playing with a Vietnamese Child , 11/10/1967″

Series: Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity, 1944 – 1981Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 – 1985


Opening today, November 10, at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

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This exhibition presents both iconic and recently discovered National Archives records related to 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War. They trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.