Republic of Vietnam Soldiers Maintain Radio Contact as they Move Against the Viet Cong
Republic of Vietnam Members of Co A, 30th Ranger Bn, maintain radio contact as they move in against Viet Cong terrorist near Saigon during the Lunar New Year Holiday. 31 January 1968 Photo by Sp5 James Newlin 22st Sig C
"This was up north of Tay Ninh. [The helicopter pilot] couldn't land so [he] hovered while loading wounded, I was peeking around a tree, bad neighborhood! Dust Off pilots were not known to be stable individuals! They were shot down or shot up more than any other pilots in the 'Nam !! God love em!!'" Photo and comment by Howard Swede Ware.
Soldiers on an Airfield, Young Soldiers Were Heavily Influenced by Their Experiences in Vietnam
"Lawson with his 1000 Yard Stare & Harris. Lawson saw way too much combat and killing at age 18". Photo by Russell Elderbaum, a "Scout" with D-Troop during 1969 & 1970. 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Hal Moore. Harold Gregory "Hal" Moore, Jr. (born February 13, 1922) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general and author. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, which is the U.S. military's second highest lieutenantsfor valor, and was the first of his West Point class (1945) to be promoted to brigadier general, major general, and lieutenant general. Moore is best known as the lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965, during the Vietnam War. The battle was made into the movie We Were Soldiers in 2002, which starred actor Mel Gibson as Moore; today, Moore is the "honorary colonel" of the regiment. In 2007, Moore's volunteer driver wrote a book on Moore's personal religious journey titled A General's Spiritual Journey. In 2013, author Mike Guardia published the first full-length biography of Moore's life and career titled Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always. Moore was awarded the Order of Saint Maurice by the National Infantry Association as well as the Distinguished Graduate Award by the West Point Association of Graduates. Photo by Rudy A. Jaramillo
Medics Carry the Body of a Dead South Vietnamese Officer
ARVN medics carry the body of a dead South Vietnamese officer from the French National Cemetery where a firefight was taking place. This action was part of what later became known as the Post-Tet Offensive of the May Offensive of 1968. 6 May 1968 - Photo by SP4 Bryan Grigsby (DASPO)