Two Members of C Company, 9RAR, Move Through Thick Jungle During Operation Surfside
Two members of C company, 9RAR, move through thick jungle during Operation Surfside. A Centurion tank from B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment, Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC), follows in support, 18 April 1969.
Sept. 2, 1966, Bien Hoa, Vietnam. In this 1966 photo, Berlin-born paratrooper Ruediger Richter patrols in the jungle northeast of what is now called Ho Chi Minh City as a member of the U.S. Army's 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade. As a boy, Richter saw bodies in the streets of Hitler's Germany, where he spent his childhood. He then became a professional killer, first as a member of the French Foreign Legion and later as a member of the U.S. Army. A gunshot through the head ended his Vietnam combat service in 1967, leaving him with a shattered face and a heart hollowed out by anger and addictions. He has since found his peace living in the rural Southern United States near Columbus, Georgia. Photo by Henri Huet KIA Feb. 10, 1971 over Laos.
Two Members of C Company, 9RAR, During Operation Surfside
Two members of C company, 9RAR, move through thick jungle during Operation Surfside. A Centurion tank from B Squadron, 1st Armored Regiment, Royal Australian Armored Corps (RAAC), follows in support, April 18, 1969.
Soldiers Could Wear Just About Any Head Gear to the Bush
1970 The Berg, (Wetta) — with Wetta Burdguess. "A lot of the guys wore the head bands or sweat bands, some just wore the boonie cap. We could wear just about any head gear to the bush. Some guys wore Tigers and others wore BDUs". Photo by David Weeks II