Category: USN

From the source:An Air Force nurse from Georgia during the…

From the source:

An Air Force nurse from Georgia during the Vietnam War era, Judith Crosby survived an interrogation and investigation into her sexuality at the same time she was coming to oppose the American war in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of Judith Crosby.)

Judith Crosby began questioning her sexuality during nursing school, but she knew that homosexuality was considered “abnormal” and “deviant” behavior. Not wanting to be branded as such, she partied, had sex with men, and tried to bury her feelings for women.

Check out the interview of Judith completed for the Veteran’s History Project: Interview with Judith Crosby (2/3/2004).

From the source: “Seabees of the Third U.S. Naval Construction…

From the source: “Seabees of the Third U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Team (NCBT) help Vietnamese villagers build an elementary sanitation system.” [1967]

From the source: MARKET TIME Facility-Cam Ranh Complex….

From the source:

MARKET TIME Facility-Cam Ranh Complex. “Market Time” is a coastal patrol operation. There were 6 such installations along the South Vietnam coastline, all relatively self-sufficient. They consisted basically of repair and maintenance shops, floating dry docks, pontoon piers, crane pads, POL storage, utilities, and roads. This is the Market Time site at Cam Ranh Bay.

As naval facilities, all six installations were built by US Navy Seabees.

Southeast Asia: Building the Navy’s Bases

Southeast Asia: Building the Navy’s Bases:

This is the link to the entirety of the 400+ page book Southeast Asia: Building the Navy’s Bases by Richard Tregaskis. 

USS Sanctuary, US Navy hospital ship, date unknown

USS Sanctuary, US Navy hospital ship, date unknown

From the source: “Swift boats at the [USS Benewah].”

From the source: “Swift boats at the [USS Benewah].”

bullit-1987:PBR surfing ..  [Source: John Phillips]

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PBR surfing .. 

[Source: John Phillips]

From the source:American servicemen initially traveled to…

From the source:

American servicemen initially traveled to Vietnam aboard World War II-era troopships like the General Nelson M. Walker. Nearly 5,000 Marines and G.I.s crowded the Walker on each three-week voyage from Oakland, Calif., to Danang or Qui Nhon, South Vietnam. Credit: Art and Lee Beltrone, Vietnam Graffiti Project, Keswick, Va.

Fueling a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II of US Navy Strike…

Fueling a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II of US Navy Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) 161 off the USS Midway, circa 1972.

From the source:Mineman Second Class Franklin Marshall, a Navy…

From the source:

Mineman Second Class Franklin Marshall, a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team member, conducts a search for mines, especially those attached to ship’s hulls, circa April 1966. The E.O.D. Team is responsible for harbor security. Several merchant ships are in the distance. Photographed by Ernie Filtz. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.