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.
U.S. Helicopter Crewchief Watches Ground Movements of Vietnamese Troops
Helmeted U.S. Helicopter Crewchief, holding carbine, watches ground movements of Vietnamese troops from above during a strike against Viet Cong Guerrillas in the Mekong Delta Area, January 2, 1963. The communist Viet Cong claimed victory in the continuing struggle in Vietnam after they shot down five U.S. helicopters. An American officer was killed and three other American servicemen were injured in the action.
Mad minute on LZ Ike, 1968. In the Vietnam War, the "mad minute" was used to describe a drill involving intense automatic weapons fire, intended to flush out infiltrators or ambushes. The area targeted would be something which provided potential concealment for an enemy but not very good protection from projectiles, such as the vegetation line at the edge of a field, or at the edge of a cleared free fire zone around a fire base. All soldiers involved would direct the heaviest rate of continuous fire they could into that area for one minute. Photo by James Tree Machin.