Taro Village, training for if you were captured in Vietnam. Name, Rank, Serial Number, and they didn't let up on you either. 3/4 Cavalry - Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 1965. These pictures are from Hawaii, Training, FTX, Barracks Getting ready to Deploy to Vietnam. Photo by Roger McGill.
Ranger Class 10 on April 16, 1964. I am in third row from front, seventh from left. Also in this class is Ranger Hugh Shelton (later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs), Ranger Ron Ray (MOH) and Assit Sec of Veterans Affairs.. also Ranger Ernie Medina, Lt. Calley's Company Commander. — with Ranger Ernie Medina, Ranger Tony Ling, Ranger Ron Ray, Ranger Sherm Williford and Ranger Hugh Shelton. Photo by Milt Brown
OCS (Officer Candidate School) Phase I, Ft.Knox, KY July 1966. "Interesting point, Bradish & Jones were former E7 Green Berets and had served in Vietnam." Larry McChristie, Warren Bradish, Jerry Jones, Gary LaGrange and Mike Shively. Photo by Tom Everhart.
Command Sgt. Major Willie G. Anderson, he was a WW II, Korean, and soon to be a Vietnam Veteran. He was wounded in Vietnam at Cu Chi, was shot in his ear, was very lucky. The day after he got shot in the ear lobe he put in his retirement papers and that is when A Troop 1st Sgt. Max Davenport became the Squadron Command Sgt Major of the Squadron. He had also been wounded in Vietnam with A Troop. These pictures are from Hawaii, Training, FTX, Barracks. Getting ready to Deploy to Vietnam. Photo by Roger McGill.
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