A Lone A-1 Skyraider drops phosphorous explosives on a group of thatched huts. Ban De, 1966. Photo by Larry Burrows.
explosive and incendiary materials, explosive weapons, huts, thatching
Khe Sanh, Start of the Tet Offensive
Khe Sanh, January, 1968. The start of the Tet Offensive.
combat, combatants, Vietnam, Vietnam War, North Vietnamese Army (NVA), United States Forces, shelling (artillery projectiles), explosions, Tet Offensive, explosive and incendiary materials, explosive weapons, explosives, war photography
Main Gate Guard at LZ English
Jerry W. Colwell
MP Hurst. main gate guard, LZ English, 1969. "Hurst on Main Gate Guard, LZ North English. Helo Pad is in the background. Choppers coming in would try to blow our guard shack over. They succeeded a couple of times. Charlie (Viet Cong) had set a bouncing betty (bounding mine) just behind Hurst. Fortunately, a grunt had come in that morning and spotted it. Hurst is awaiting EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal). We are checking up on him and have our houseboy with us". Photo and comments by Jerry W. Colwell.
mines, Military Police (MP), gates, gatehouses, guardhouses, security guards, guards, Landing Zone (LZ), army bases, air bases, military bases, soldiers, storytelling, stories, explosive and incendiary materials, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)