Soldier Staying Low in a Rice Paddy. Private First Class. Lacey Skinner of Birmingham, Ala., crawls alongside a rice paddy dike near An Thi, Vietnam while under fire from Viet Cong troops trying to repel an assault of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division on Jan. 28, 1966.
Viet Cong POW. Photo by Jim Lundy, a Cobra pilot a Scout Door Gunner with the Scout Platoon, D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin, email@example.com http://www.dtroop.com/
Soldiers Helping Soldiers During a Fire Fight in Hue, Southern Vietnam
As fellow troopers aided wounded buddies, a paratrooper of A Company, 101st Airborne, guides a medical evacuation helicopter through the jungle foliage to pick up casualties during a five-day patrol of an area southwest of Hue, South Vietnam, April 1968. This photograph is featured on the cover of the Associated Press' book 'Vietnam: The Real War.'
Vietnamese Marine Receives First Aid From a U.S. Marine Medic
Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Forces Inflict Heavy Casualties on North Vietnamese Army (NVA) Invaders - Blinded by the blast of a NVA B40 rocket, a Vietnamese marine receives first aid from a Marine medic. Photo by Douglas Pike.
Marine Fashions the U.S. flag in Preparation to Hoist it Over the Citadel, in the Imperial City
A U.S. Marine fashions the flag of his country to make a shirt staff in preparation to hoist it over the citadel in the Imperial city of Hue following 24 days of continuous battle for the prized objective during the Tet offensive by communist forces. Photo by Douglas Pike.
Small Puppy Huddles in the Protective Arms of Marine Waiting to Move Forward
While a grenadier team softens communists positions in the Imperial city of Hue, a small puppy huddles in the protective arms Marine waiting to move forward. The fighting followed Viet Cong offensive during the Tet holiday period. Photo by Douglas Pike
"Mike Kratz was standing next to me [Mike Grisey] on my right. Check out the M-16 magazine I'm holding with a bullet hole through it. This was a CCN [Command and Control North] mission (10 shipper) that we flew lead, and got the shit shot out of us on the insertion. I believe 7 out of the 10 birds got shot-up pretty good, and we limped in and barely made an emergency on FB [fire support base] whip. As I recall, Tom Everhart and Roach were also on this mission. This was Bill Konyu's first combat mission, and we lost him on his second combat mission two days later." Mike Grisey, Mike Kratz, Bill Konyu (KIA, 2ND From right), and Garcia. Photo by Tom Everhart.
"With Haggerman, Hulk aka Rusty and Bubbles Conyers. That's me in the middle. that's me at 20 years old. We had just killed 7 NVA (North Vietnam Army) in the BaLong Valley. I am holding a Major's AK and wearing his [pith ]helmet. He was the paymaster for the NVA carrying 50,000 piasters in his backpack......We were one mean fighting machine for America but now I am also one mean fighting machine for Jesus Christ!!!" Caption came with the photo, identity unknown.
Jim Bates & Thny. "Jim was my Team Leader and Thny was a Kit Carson Scout. We were lucky to get a couple of good ones. Their families were killed by the VC/NVA, so they wanted them more than we did". The Kit Carson Scouts (Vietnamese: Hồi Chánh Viên, a term loosely translated as "members who have returned to the righteous side") belonged to a special program initially created by the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War involving the use of former Viet Cong combatants as intelligence scouts for American infantry units. Photo and comments by David Weeks II.
Helicopter that Received a Number of Shots From the Viet Cong
"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