Category: vietnam war

Bomb craters full of water as viewed from a helicopter.

Bomb craters full of water as viewed from a helicopter.

“SSG Rasch – Bullet hole in smoke grenade.” [1968, Source]

“SSG Rasch – Bullet hole in smoke grenade.” [1968, Source]

USS Marathon

USS Marathon

12th Inf. Reg. soldier in the bush, circa 1970.

12th Inf. Reg. soldier in the bush, circa 1970.

newhistorybooks:“Edwin Moïse reminds us anew in The Myths of Tet…

newhistorybooks:

“Edwin Moïse reminds us anew in The Myths of Tet why he is so highly regarded as a scholar of the Vietnam War. Moïse gathers together the primary arguments and disputes that have raged over the 1968 Tet Offensive, teases out the evidence about each, and confronts all of them directly. His arguments are powerful and this book is a must read for everyone interested in the Vietnam War.”

Check out The Myths of Tet by Edwin E. Moise and let me know what you think.

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou landing at Dak Seang. The…

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou landing at Dak Seang. The smoke visible was used to show direction of the winds, 5 November 1971.

American soldier, 1966

American soldier, 1966

usnatarchivesexhibits: Speed it Up!, 1970 This isn’t your…

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Speed it Up!, 1970

This isn’t your average work line! These Vietnamese workers are loading brass artillery canisters, by tossing them into the back of a truck. The canisters (or at least those that make it into the bed of the truck rather than the floor) would be shipped to the U.S. where they would be reworked and reloaded.

Artillery – 1970

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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]

Joey Heatherton in a US Army jeep, 1967

Joey Heatherton in a US Army jeep, 1967