Category: VC

From the source: Operation “WALLOWA”A suspected VC…

From the source:

Operation “WALLOWA”
A suspected VC military aide is questioned by the interpreter.

15 Nov 1967
Photo by SP5 Ronald F. Delaurier

Entrance to a Viet Cong tunnel, date and location unknown

Entrance to a Viet Cong tunnel, date and location unknown

From the source: Captured Viet Cong 1966This is what is left of…

From the source:

Captured Viet Cong 1966

This is what is left of a unit of 300 VC that got ambushed by helicopters from the 336th Assault Helicopter Company out of Soc Trang. The VC were disregarding all previous lessons and walking through some open rice paddies when spotted by elements of the 336th.

From the source: “A Viet Cong suspect, captured during an attack…

From the source: “A Viet Cong suspect, captured during an attack on an American outpost near the Cambodian border in South Vietnam, is interrogated.” (1968)

Interpreter with the 35th Inf. Reg. speaking with the parents of…

Interpreter with the 35th Inf. Reg. speaking with the parents of a captured Viet Cong, 1967.

From the source:Vietnamese Marines Fight Communist Infiltrators…

From the source:

Vietnamese Marines Fight Communist Infiltrators in Gia Dinh – A Vietnamese tanker fires his 50 Caliber machine gun into a Viet Cong position in Gia Dinh during heavy street fighting June 4. Viet Cong infiltrators had dug in along a wall in a yard and had to be blasted out.

Marines of Charlie Company, 1/5 Marines responding to enemy…

Marines of Charlie Company, 1/5 Marines responding to enemy fire, circa 1967-1968.

From the source:  Korean 1st Lt. with captured VC equipment….

From the source

Korean 1st Lt. with captured VC equipment. Notice the broken M-16, radio gear, RPG in his left hand, and our helicopter crew chief in the background.

“The Communist leadership regarded the Dak Ha offensive as ‘our biggest victory in the…”

“The Communist leadership regarded the Dak Ha offensive as ‘our biggest victory in the Highlands in 1961’ and reckoned that it ‘helped consolidate and maintain the masses’ faith in the face of the wave of enemy terrorism.’ Indeed, it seems that this second Communist offensive in Kontum Province within a year achieved quite dramatic results. It shook the South Vietnamese government’s confidence badly; made the ARVN nervous about operating on the high plateau, except in large units; revived Communist morale; and put the initiative back in Communist hands. It was followed by a widespread upsurge in guerrilla activity that included attacks on small government posts and road ambushes. The latter threatened to paralyze road traffic, and thus effective government control, over a large part of the Central Highlands and to jeopardize connections between the Central Highlands and the coast.”

Vietnam’s High Ground: Armed Struggle for the Central Highlands, 1954-1965 by JP Harris, page 61.

ARVN officer about to execute a Viet Cong prisoner. Photographed…

ARVN officer about to execute a Viet Cong prisoner. Photographed by Dickey Chapelle.