Category: USA

173rd Airborne Brigade, circa 1965-1966.

173rd Airborne Brigade, circa 1965-1966.

From the source: Member of B Company, 720th MP Battalion, 89th…

From the source:

Member of B Company, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Group, 18th MP Brigade, disembark from one of their River Patrol Boats on the Dong Nai River during an ambush platoon field operation in the Battalion Tactical Area Of Responsibility, in III Corps Tactical Zone, Bien Hoa Provence, Vietnam in 1970. Left to right: SP/4 Edward R. “Easy” Aldrich River Patrol crewman, 2- Unidentified aka “Moe-Joe,” 3- Unidentified, 4- Unidentified, 5- Unidentified, 6- Unidentified… Courtesy of SGT Lloyd Kahan, Scout Dog Unit, 212th MP Company (Sentry Dog), 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Group, 18th MP Brigade, 1969-1970.

A Company, 1/508 Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division leaving a…

A Company, 1/508 Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division leaving a village.

The 508th Infantry Regiment had the nickname of “Red Devils.”

From the source:

Back to work. Heading out! Stay safe. Note the Red Devil Head painted on the last helmet. Photo by Craig Forrester. — at Vietnam 1968-69.

Soldiers of the 108th Artillery Group, circa 1967-1968.

Soldiers of the 108th Artillery Group, circa 1967-1968.

Bell UH-1 Huey armed with rockets, 129th Assault Helicopter…

Bell UH-1 Huey armed with rockets, 129th Assault Helicopter Company, date and location unknown.

From the source: Bob Cutts ©Stars and StripesLong Binh, South…

From the source:

Bob Cutts ©Stars and Stripes
Long Binh, South Vietnam, October, 1968: A mechanic works amid an immense pile of wrecked and combat-destroyed armored personnel carriers and other vehicles as he searches for useful parts at the Long Binh Army Depot’s salvage yard. The depot was the biggest in the world, and supplied about half of the entire U.S. Army force in Vietnam. “Over $600 million worth of supplies and parts — from washers to 20-ton cranes — are on hand in the depot’s yards at Long Binh Post, the central supply yard for III and IV Corps,” according to a 1968 story.

From the source: Frank Mullar & Ken Kesinger sending…

From the source:

Frank Mullar & Ken Kesinger sending $120.00 to Mrs. Cazier of Chicago who was thrown out of her house at the age of 92.
HHC 2/327 1st Bde 101st (ABN) Div was the Donator.

US Army 35th Infantry Regiment soldier, Bob Maves, with his…

US Army 35th Infantry Regiment soldier, Bob Maves, with his “short timer” calendar, 1969. 

Those deployed to Vietnam knew when they would be leaving and many made calendars to count down the days until they got to go home. Maves’ calendar was drawn in the shape of a Huey. You can see that he colored in the days as they passed from the white section still remaining in the first photo. Also visible is that Maves’ DEROS (Date Estimated Return From Overseas) was June 14.

See other examples of “short timer” calendars here: #calendar.

173rd Airborne Brigade soldier with mortar, date and location…

173rd Airborne Brigade soldier with mortar, date and location unknown

From the source: LZ LIZ, Vietnam (Americal IO)–Leading a…

From the source:

LZ LIZ, Vietnam (Americal IO)–Leading a mixed squad of Americal Division troops and Vietnamese Territorial Forces, this RTO from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry holds his rifle high and dry. The combination element was on operations approximately 3 kilometers southeast of LZ LIZ.