Children in Quang Ngai, Vietnam 1963. Photos taken by CW4 (ret.) Mervin "Jake" Miller. Started as the 8th Transportation Company then converted to the 117th Aviation Company. Photo courtesy of Matthew W. Miller.
Soldier poses with two local Vietnamese girls. There was a heavy social stigma attached to Vietnam Veterans when they returned. A characterization, that in hindsight, is wildly unjust. That treatment also made it more difficult for returning soldiers to integrate back into civilian life. "Be Careful ladies.....I'm known in my country as a 'Baby Killer.'" Photo and quote by Paul Plante — with Paul Plante.
Kids in a village "They were always friendly and seemed glad to see us. We got to know a few of them in the village. They always ran up to us as we came back from missions." -Vietnam Veteran. Photo by William Carr Jr.
Pleiku villagers, caught in a civil war, who felt indifferent about the outcome. Photo by Mike Gustin who came to Chu Lai to be with D-Troop after spending one year in the Central Highlands of Pleiku. Mike was a Door Gunner and Crew Chief with the "Scouts". D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. http://www.dtroop.com/
Mike Gustin with Pleiku villagers. Photo by Mike Gustin who came to Chu Lai to be with D-Troop after spending one year in the Central Highlands of Pleiku. Mike was a Door Gunner and Crew Chief with the "Scouts". D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970.