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usnatarchivesexhibits: Bathed in Fire, 1967 Operation…

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Bathed in Fire, 1967

Operation Newcastle was a search and destroy mission, aptly named as this photograph reveals. The purpose of such missions was to find and ambush Viet Cong units hiding in the countryside and to decimate their hideouts and supplies. However, these missions may have done more harm than good, as the devastation they caused rural Vietnam embittered many Vietnamese.

Flame Thrower. Operation New Castle.

Learn more about “Remembering Vietnam.”

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.

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.

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.

From the source:Alan SchoemburgCo B, 1/12 Cav 1966NVA flag from…

From the source:

Alan Schoemburg
Co B, 1/12 Cav 1966
NVA flag from LZ Bird

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

From the source: “Combat tracker dog and its handler LZ Action…

From the source: “Combat tracker dog and its handler LZ Action 1971″

Australian soldier of 104 Signal Sq. doing paperwork, 1968.

Australian soldier of 104 Signal Sq. doing paperwork, 1968.