Leaders in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), Southern Vietnam, mapping out our night patrols and discussing different tactical zones referred to as I Corps, II Corps, III Corps, IV Corps. I Corps was the northernmost region of South Vietnam, bordering North Vietnam. II Corps oversaw the region of the central highlands region, north of the capital Saigon. Its corps headquarters was in the mountain town of Pleiku. III Corps oversaw the region of the country surrounding the capital Saigon. IV Corps oversaw the Mekong Delta region of the country. The army of the nation state of South Vietnam existed from 1955 to 1975. Photo by Patrick Brennan Photo repaired by Dan Fox.
Soldier poses with two local Vietnamese girls. There was a heavy social stigma attached to Vietnam Veterans when they returned. A characterization, that in hindsight, is wildly unjust. That treatment also made it more difficult for returning soldiers to integrate back into civilian life. "Be Careful ladies.....I'm known in my country as a 'Baby Killer.'" Photo and quote by Paul Plante — with Paul Plante.
Kids in a village "They were always friendly and seemed glad to see us. We got to know a few of them in the village. They always ran up to us as we came back from missions." -Vietnam Veteran. Photo by William Carr Jr.
They called us "Baby Killers." James Peeler with his little friend he protected. Photo by Mariano Guzman who served as one of D-Troop's "Blues" while serving with D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Soldiers with Vietnamese civilians in jungle. Photo by Carlos Rodriguez, who was with the Gun Platoon during the years 1970-1971, Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Checking a village for Viet Cong. Photo by Carlos Rodriguez, who was with the Gun Platoon during the years 1970-1971, Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Scenes from a Vietnamese Village -"note the CEOI in my pocket." -Vietnam Veteran. Photo by David Adams, a Cobra pilot in the gun group during the years 1970-1971 with the Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/