Kingsman Huey destroyed by detonated mine. "It exploded under the pilots seat, blowing him and seat through back of aircraft. I medevaced him to hospital in Phu Bai. He survived his wounds thanks to armored seat. One GI on firebase was killed when aircraft flipped on him. Mike Grisey says: I remember that mission... If it wasn't for the Door Gunner's eagle eye spotting the wires leading to mine on top of that abandoned fire base, we would have landed on top of it, and that could have been '798 blown apart... By the time we notified the ships behind us, it was too late." Photo by and comments by Tom Everhart
South Vietnam, An Lo, 1972. A Soviet made T.54 tank decorated with the skull of a North Vietnamese soldier, after the attack on the city of An Loc. American and South Vietnamese wounded are taken to a nearby medical center. Photograph by Bruno Barbey.
"This is a Dust Off chopper with the doors off it. Look at the litter poles and the liter/stretcher on the floor. Could be with the 237th Dust Off due to the yellow skid caps. And notice no guns! Dust Off never carried guns." Comments by Charlie Whaley. "Bad neighborhood, they shot us up on the way out!! It was truly a lets "Get outa here" 'copter....") Photo and comment by Howard Swede Ware
UH-1 helicopter, aerial delivery of personnel. During the Vietnam War, the United States relied on the helicopter as never before. The helicopter's role in combat expanded enormously in this conflict as thousands of "choppers" rapidly transported personnel throughout the war zone. Heavily armed helicopters offered a fearsome component to ground operations as close air support. Photo by Douglas Pike.