U.S. Army soldiers Bob Lund, Billy Pepper, and Smitty with Vietnamese children. October 1965. Photo by Bob Lund, 6th Battalion, 14th Artillery Regiment. Photo by Bob Lund, 6th Battalion, 14th Artillery Regiment, RVN 1965.
Soldiers With Their Civet Cat And A Mortar Parachute
Cai Cai 1966. Richard H. Dick James standing 2nd from left. "We had just made our civet cat airborne qualified, using a mortar parachute off the observation tower. Sergeant First Class Allard, Staff Sergeant Conard, Sergeant Richard "Dick" James and Staff Sergeant Passmore. We got a group of four A-teams together, made a night jump at Bragg, and each team hiked to a target. We hiked (during the nighttime) to the Bragg Ammo Dump. Arrived before dawn, and reconnoitered the site. In the early dawn we cut our way through the fence/barbed wire, and snuck onto the grounds of the ammo dump. We then placed signs on each bunker, saying 'destroyed by Detachment A-42, Company D, 7th Special Forces Group.' The other three teams did the same at the base water supply and power supply, as well as the aircraft on Pope Air Force Base. The Ft. Bragg commanding general was livid, and chewed out everybody involved. It was a 'blast.' None of the teams were ever spotted." — with Richard H. Dick James. Photo by Richard H. Dick James.
Presidential Inaugural Parade Photo Of Richard H. Dick James
3rd Special Forces Group 1965. "This photo was the official Presidential Inaugural Parade photo when a large group of Special Forces (mostly 3rd Group) was tasked to march in the parade and make complete fools of ourselves. I don't think a single one of us was in step. We had a military band in front of us and a college band in back of us. How in the hell could we be expected to be in step? The newspaper photo of us marching showed true route-step in action." -Richard H. Dick James. Photo by Richard H. Dick James.
Team A-412, Cai Cai, Vietnam (1966). Captain Leo M. Donker (bottom left) was KIA (killed in action). Richard H. Dick James (top center, 3rd from left standing).Master Sergeant Kerr (far left), Sergeant First Class Johnson, Sergeant First Class Noakes (middle), Staff Sergeant Anderson (bottom right), Sergeant Johnson (top center, right) Staff Sergeant Conard and Lieutenant Gerald Doht (far right).
US Army 9th Division Convoy Passes Private Ian Male
A US Army 9th Division convoy passes Private Ian Male, B Company, 6RAR, on South Vietnam’s Route 15 in January 1967. The highway, linking Saigon to Vung Tau, was a vital transport link for US forces. Members of 6RAR and the 1st Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron, Royal Australian Armoured Corps, provided protection from Viet Cong attack for the 9th Division convoys.