Charlie Black, "Charlie always carried a grenade in his jungle jacket left front pocket, as you see in this picture. I asked him why he carried it. He replied, 'You never know when you might need it....'" 1970. This was in the MP Platoon AO, LZ English, April or May. "Charlie was a great MP to have on your side in a fight." Photo and comments by Jerry W. Colwell
“The effects of just one month spent in a Viet Cong prison camp show on 23-year-old Le Van Than, who had defected from the Communist forces and joined the Government side, was recaptured by the Viet Cong and deliberately starved”, 1966. Photo by Ken Howser
My M-16, my jeep and the Medics working with the villagers and giving Medical aid on the MEDCAP Program: Medical doctors and specialists with equipment and supplies set up a temporary field clinic to provide limited medical treatment to the local population. MEDCAPs are generally narrow in scope and usually provide targeted assistance, such as inoculations. 3/4 Cavalry Vietnam, Cu Chi, 1966. Photo by Roger McGill.
Soldier Guards Route 7 as Southern Vietnamese Return Home
In this December 1965 file photo shot by Associated Press photographer Horst Faas, a U.S. 1st Division soldier guards Route 7 as Vietnamese women and school children return home to the village of Xuan Dien from Ben Cat, Vietnam
Military airplane "This is an Otter, in 1971 Would love to get my hands on a Beaver, they were chump change in the 70's. On floats these days they bring tons of [money.] Photo and comment by Tom Everhart.