Category: USMC

From the source: An enjoyable job for Marine plane captains of…

From the source:

An enjoyable job for Marine plane captains of VMA-311 as they wash grime and dirt from their A4E Skyhawks. The washing is necessary to prevent corrosion and clogging of moving parts on the exterior of the plane. Lance Corporal William E. Lysle (Burbank, Calif.), left, and Lance Corporal Porter R. Tkachuk (Boston, Mass.), mix another batch of soap to clean the aircraft. [1965]

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

todaysdocument:

“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 –

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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


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US Marine lights a cigarette for a Vietnamese farmer during…

US Marine lights a cigarette for a Vietnamese farmer during Operation Piranha, 1965.

From the source: Leathernecks of “B” Co., First…

From the source:

Leathernecks of “B” Co., First Battalion, First Marine Regiment render aid to trapped Marines while under heavy fire from a .50 caliber enemy machine gun during the battle of Hue.

todaysdocument: “FIREPOWER EVIDENCE–Marines stack mounds of…

todaysdocument:

“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 –

 

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

todaysdocument:

“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 – 


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Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

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Christmas for the 4th Marine Regiment at Camp Evans, 1967.

Christmas for the 4th Marine Regiment at Camp Evans, 1967.

Christmas tree with pin up girls in the background, 1967.From…

Christmas tree with pin up girls in the background, 1967.

From the source: “Here is a nice picture of the Radio Relays Christmas tree at Camp Evans for 1967.”

US Marine Corps photograph of a Hannukah ceremony, 1966. The…

US Marine Corps photograph of a Hannukah ceremony, 1966. The card reads:

Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW).
Photographer. Lance Corporal (LCpl.) Bill Jackson.
HANNUKAH CANDLES–Chaplain David B. Saltzman lights Hanukkah candles at the Hanukkah celebrations held at HILL-327 USO. Looking on are Seabee Stuart C. Simmons, 23, of Sherman Oaks, California, and Private First Class (Pfc.) Les Kushner, 20, of Great Neck, New York.