Category: weapons

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.

hogramme-zupfth:Photo of what appears to be AVRN troops depart a…

hogramme-zupfth:

Photo of what appears to be AVRN troops depart a U.S. Chinook helicopter (Vietnam War)

USMC photograph of ARVN Airborne troops, with a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter in the background, 1966.

Original caption:

The Charge–Army of Republic of Vietnam Airborne troops charge for cover after being lifted into battle by a CH-46A Sea Knight Helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM)-265. The action took place during Operation Hastings.

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Charlie Co, 1st Bat, 20th Inf Reg, circa 1969

Charlie Co, 1st Bat, 20th Inf Reg, circa 1969

“Bounty Hunter,” US Army gun truck, circa 1967.

“Bounty Hunter,” US Army gun truck, circa 1967.

uss-edsall: The book of my father’s side of the family history…

uss-edsall:

The book of my father’s side of the family history was written by Major Joel Levin, and detailed the history of the Levins from one orphan in Ukraine in the late 1800s to 1999. Joel goes to great lengths to describe the WWII service of my extended family, but his only words for himself are:
“I personally served in Viet Nam in 1970 and 1971 and saw combat at Khe Sanh, Phan Thiet and also outside Cam Ranh Bay at Bac Cum Mountain. I received the Viet Nam service ribbon and the Bronze Star.”
That is all he had to say about that.

Quad 50 at LZ Willie, 1967. Though the name of is unintelligible…

Quad 50 at LZ Willie, 1967. Though the name of is unintelligible due to the angle of the photo, the words “Whispering Death” and “Birth Control” are visible on the shields.

From the source: Under sniper fire, a Vietnamese woman carries…

From the source:

Under sniper fire, a Vietnamese woman carries a child to safety as US marines storm the village of My Son, near Da Nang, searching for Vietcong insurgents, 25 April 1965. As was typical in such situations, the men of the village had mostly disappeared, and the remaining villagers revealed little when questioned

Photograph: Eddie Adams/AP