Roman Catholic Chaplain With 1RAR, Gives Communion
Captain Gerry Cudmore, a Roman Catholic Chaplain with 1RAR, gives communion to Australian gunners and American troops, Bien Hoa, 1965. Fifty-five chaplains served with the Australian Army in Vietnam between 1965 and 1972. They accompanied men on operations, ministered to them in the field and often carried their ecclesiastical tools in a pack that hung around their neck. One chaplain remembers: Mass celebrated on the ground, on an ammo box, in D Company Mess at the Horshoe, on a table in a deserted VC hospital camp, at dawn on a deserted beach…Michael O’Brien, Conscripts and Regulars with the Seventh Battalion in Vietnam.
These were the Marine Forward Observer (FOs) pilots we flew with up at Da Nang. Left to right - Bill Broadaway, Jack Frase, Fat Talk (Nick name), Bair Couner, BC (Nick name). Photo by John Harris, who was a door gunner with the "Scouts" during the years 1969-1971, Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
U.S. Marine Machine Gunner Fires Across the Perfume River
A U.S. Marine machine gunner fires on communists positions across the Perfume River in the imperial city of Hue as the Marines rout the Viet Cong from their strongholds of the citadel during the 1968 Tet Offensive.
A US Navy PBR (Patrol Boat, River) gunner en route to Hué, Vietnam, 1968. The city came under intense attack during the Tet Offensive of 1968 and was held by NVA (North Vietnamese Army) forces and the Vietcong for 25 days before retaken by US and ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) forces. Most of the city was destroyed. Photo by Byron Sonny Glisson.
42nd US Artillery Which was Temporarily Based at Nui Dat in Support of the Australian Task Force
What??? Gunner (Gnr) Mervyn Bignall 107th Field battery of NSW (in the foreground) during a visit to C Battery, 5th/42nd US Artillery which was temporarily based at Nui Dat in support of the Australian Task Force, January 1971.
Warrant Officer (WO) "Obie" O'Brian and an M-60 door gun. Photo by David Adams, a Cobra pilot in the gun group during the years 1970-1971 with the Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Soldier, having some fun, rides a bicycle. 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. http://www.dtroop.com/