"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.
Soldier with a machine gun sitting in a helicopter. Photo by Ronald Walker. "Who was with the Scout Platoon. Joined D-Troop at Gray Base Ft. Hood, in Spring of 1968. Then to 'Nam when all flew over on the 707 and was Lt. Skinner's crew chief from Ft. Hood until he was killed in Aug 68. ETS in Jan 69. Was there when the LRP ate the frog and died. Was there when Rodriguez killed the tiger. When Ken Christol was shot up. Was there when our Blue was killed in '68 after Skinner." -Vietnam Veteran. Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Bob Scheurer wearing North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soft cap with AK-47. Photo by SP4 Robert Scheurer, 11B (1968 - 1969) 1st Platoon "The Pioneers" 1st Battalion, 11th Inf. Regiment, 1st Brigade, 5th Inf. Div. (mech). Quang Tri Province, RVN.
Location Called "Test Fire Island" Being Used to Test .50 Caliber Rounds
A location nicknamed "Test Fire Island" currently being used to test .50 caliber rounds. 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/
Weapons captured from Viet Cong Killed In Action (KIA). 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.
Soldiers, Bernie and Brown, posing by a lake with their machine guns. Photo by Carlos Rodriguez, who was with the Gun Platoon during the years 1970-1971, Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Mad Minute Shooting Drill on LZ Ike, Narcisco Reyes in the Center With M-16
Mad minute on LZ Ike- Narcisco Reyes in the center with M-16, 1968. In the Vietnam War, the "mad minute" was used to describe a drill involving intense automatic weapons fire, intended to flush out infiltrators or ambushes. The area targeted would be something which provided potential concealment for an enemy but not very good protection from projectiles, such as the vegetation line at the edge of a field, or at the edge of a cleared free fire zone around a fire base. All soldiers involved would direct the heaviest rate of continuous fire they could into that area for one minute. Photo by James Tree Machin
Captured US Thompson SMG & AK47's." All pictures were taken while I was with the Korean 9th Inf Div out of Ninh Hoa, Vietnam. When SF was sent back to the states I was transferred to the ROK 9th as NCOIC. I participated in several missions. The pictures were taken on my last mission, when all 3 regiments went into the mountains for 3 weeks." -Vietnam Veteran. Photo Taken 1970-71 courtesy of Tony Kristol.
Two Soldiers in front of A Helicopter with Machine Gun
Two Soldiers in front of A Helicopter with Machine Gun, one soldier with bullet holsters. Photo by Bill Foster who served with the "Blues" D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Nov. 1970-Aug. 1971. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
LOH Minigun setup. Photo by Jay Kline, a Cobra pilot a Scout Door Gunner & Crew Chief with the Scout Platoon, D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dtroop.com/