Private (Pte) Jim Richmond Found 12 Hours After the Battle of Long Tan
Private (Pte) Jim Richmond, 11 Platoon, D Company, was one of two wounded Australians found 12 hours after the battle of Long Tan by members of his platoon. He had been shot twice through the chest and lay all night, face down, at his section post. Pte Richmond was air-lifted to Vung Tau and eventually medivaced to Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gUSq7pxux4
Two Members of V-Company Use Smoke to Signal Location of Wounded During Operation Coburg
Preparing for a casualty evacuation, two members of V-Company, a New Zealand component of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Battalion, use smoke to signal the location of men wounded during Operation Coburg to a dustoff helicopter. Coburg took place in the border area of Bien Hoa and Long Khanh provinces, to the north-west of Phuoc Tuy. In the foreground is Corporal W. Vautier, of the ANZAC Battalion. February 1968. Vietnam Veteran comment: "I used to go down to the field hospital, this was at Vung Tau, and some of the fellows down there. They really would have been better off dead. It was an ironic tragedy, if that's not a tautology, that they could rescue people that had been badly wounded and have them on the operating theatre within twenty minutes of being hit. Now most of those blokes would have died, in any other conflict. They wouldn't have survived… There were some terribly wounded blokes." Photo by Keith Williams.
Women Wounded in Hue During the Communist Tet Offensive in the Imperial City
ARVN forces and civilians aid a women wounded in Hue during the Communist TET Offensive in the imperial city. Hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed, wounded, crippled, or left homeless in the communist so-called "liberation" movement. Photo by Douglas Pike
Photo by Ernie Patrick who was with the "Blues". from March, to July, 1970. Ernie says he wasn't in country very long. Ship was shot down and he was sent to hospital in Da Nang, Cam Rahn Bay, Japan then to Fort Gordon, Georgia. Finally sent to Fort Hood where he stayed until discharged. He was with D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Father Holds the Body of His Child as South Vietnamese Army Rangers Look Down From their Armored Vehicle
A father holds the body of his child as South Vietnamese Army Rangers look down from their armored vehicle March 19, 1964. The child was killed as government forces pursued guerrillas into a village near the Cambodian border.