Category: weapons

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.There appears to be a…

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.

There appears to be a rifle sling on his M16, and a feather tied to the sling.

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)

From the source: SSG Harry F. Mitchell (Austin, TX) , a platoon…

From the source:

SSG Harry F. Mitchell (Austin, TX) , a platoon sergeant with “C” Troop, 1st Squad, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR), returns fire with a 50 caliber machine gun mounted on a M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. The 11th ACR was conducting a search and destroy mission in the “Iron Triangle” as a part of Operation “Junction City”. The Iron Triangle was also known as War Zone” D “and is approximately 20 miles northwest of Saigon, Republic of Vietnam.

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.

A soldier uses a chair randomly found to read the paper. 11th…

A soldier uses a chair randomly found to read the paper. 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division (circa 1968-1969).

uss-edsall: Photograph of Henry I. Willey Firing a M-148 XM…

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Photograph of Henry I. Willey Firing a M-148 XM Rifle into a Valley, 9/8/1967.  NARA 66955094

uss-edsall:New Zealand gunner in Saigon, Vietnam, being…

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New Zealand gunner in Saigon, Vietnam, being presented a garland of flowers by a woman from the South Vietnamese Army, during an official welcome ceremony for the artillery unit. Photograph taken by an unidentified photographer for the Associated Press Limited, circa 5 August 1965.

todaysdocument: “Pvt. R. Jones, of the 81mm Mortars Plt., 2nd…

todaysdocument:

“Pvt. R. Jones, of the 81mm Mortars Plt., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, is Wet and Cold as He Takes a Break During Operation Pitt, Taking Place Approximately 12 miles north of Da Nang, 12/1/1967 “

Series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 – 1981Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 – 


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

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todaysdocument: “A Marine machine gun crew from Co. E, 2nd…

todaysdocument:

“A Marine machine gun crew from Co. E, 2nd Bn., 5th Marines, is in place on Hill 170 during Operation Essex. They are, left to right: Pfc. J.L. Duckworth, Cpl. H.T. Hudson and Pfc. D.O. McPherson.” 11/20/1967

Series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 – 1981Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

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uss-edsall: July 26, 1968. Two 1st Cavalry Division LRP teams,…

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July 26, 1968. Two 1st Cavalry Division LRP teams, Quang Tri, Vietnam.