Photos US Forces

As fellow troopers aid wounded buddies, a paratrooper of A Company, 101st Airborne, guides a medical evacuation helicopter through the jungle foliage to pick up casualties during a five-day patrol of an area southwest of Hue, South Vietnam, April 1968.

Photo by Art Greenspon

Lai Khe, S. Vietnam:- A South Vietnamese paratrooper, equipped with a machine gun and bullets, prepares to board a helicopter April 16 for an assault on a position south of An Loc. Reinforced South Vietnamese and Communist troops fought desperately April 16 for An Loc, the strategic town which both sides claim they control.

Credit (UPI) by Willie Vicoy 4/17/72.
07 Aug 1974, Ben Cat, South Vietnam --- South Vietnamese troops inspect a destroyed Communist tank near the village of An Dien here recently. Communist troops seized a key district capital near Da Nang in the first major Red victory of a drive against the outskirts of the city. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Rick Parker with the US Air Force. Sitting in a two seat A1E Skyrader & getting ready to photograph bombing a mission in support of the 101st Airborne Division. Taken in central South Vietnam 1966-67

SP5 Rick Parker with the 101st Airborne Division. The cameras are two Asahi Pentax 35mm film SLRs & a Leica 35mm range finder film camera. The rifle is an M16 automatic. Taken 1966-67 in An Khe South Vietnam, while waiting for helicopter transport to Tuy Hoa.

A Marine with the 7th Marines, Private First Class James C. Kahabka, 20 (Stockholm, Wisconsin), takes time out for a cigarette during Operation Meade River, 13 miles southwest of here


"Destruction: Private First Class Floyd Marion, 21 (Sanford, North Carolina), rigs an explosive charge on the end of a role to push into an enemy bunker. Marine Engineers provided the ‘lasting effect’ on Operation Meade River as they blew all enemy bunkers found on the operation."

From the Jonathan F. Abel Collection (COLL/3611), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections


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