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.
Soldier Cools Off in a Stream in the Mekong Delta Whilst Cleaning His Weapon
A U.S. 9th Infantry Division soldier of the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, takes advantage of a stream in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam to cool off while cleaning his weapon in June 1969 during the Vietnam War.
United States Navy Vessel with American, South Vietnamese and Australian Personnel
A United States Navy vessel with American, South Vietnamese and Australian personnel are on board in the Mekhong Delta in 1970. The Americans tried hard to gain control of this part of South Vietnam which, although close to Saigon, remained a center of Viet Cong activity. Patrolling the Delta was a significant aspect of the American experience in Vietnam.