Photos US Forces

1966 - 1st Cavalry Div. helicopters landing.

8th April 1968 - The Air Cavalry of the United States Army move from their command post to another landing zone during the Vietnam War, using American Bell Huey (UH-1) helicopters

April 6, 1968 - Marines watch men of Co "C", 2nd Bn, 7th Inf, 3rd Bde, arrive at their position. Co "C", assumed perimeter defense positions as the marines were relieved to conduct operations to the northwest. Operation Pegasus

April 6, 1968, Khe Sanh soldiers of the 2nd Bn, 7th Inf, 3rd Bde, watches marines as they depart Khe Sanh after being relieved. Operation Pegasus

1968 – UH-1H Huey on Hill 471, part of Operation Pegasus (April 1st – 14, 1968).

March 30, 1968 - Elements of the 1st Cav Div (Airmobile) depart from Camp "Evans", their rear base camp, for Landing Zone "Stud", their new forward base camp, 17 km east of Khe Sanh, by truck convoy in preparation for operation "Pegasus".

Mar 30, 1968 - heavy equipment operator, Mobile Construction Team #5 (U.S. Navy), directs a TS-24 Euclid scraper during construction of the airstrip at Landing Zone "Stud", the forward base camp of the 1st Cav Div (Airmobile), in preparation for Operation "Pegasus"

Mar 30, 1968 - Members of Btry A, 6th Bn, 33rd Arty, build protective sandbag walls around their 105mm howitzers at Landing Zone "Stud", the forward base camp of the 1st Cav Div (Airmobile), in preparation for Operation "Pegasus".

Mar 30, 1968 - Elements of Co "C", 8th Engr Bn, 1st Cav Div (Airmobile), load their equipment aboard a UH-1D helicopter prior to the flight from Camp "Evans" to Landing Zone "Stud", their new forward base camp, located 17 km east of Khe Sanh, in preparation of operation "Pegasus".

Jan 8, 1968 - Members of the U.S. 1st Cavalry on a sweep mission near Chu Lai run for over after being fired on by snipers. They were stripping a downed helicopter of weapons and ammunition.

Feb 13, 1968 - Two men from Company "F", 2nd Battalion (Bn.), 4th Marines keep an early morning watch at their M-60 machine gun positioned east of Con Thien

Feb 29, 1968 – Operation ‘Tran Hung Dao.’ Co 'C', 2nd Bn, 27th Inf, 3rd Bde, 25th Inf Div, supported by elements of the 4th Bn, 23rd Inf (Mech), 25th Inf Div, takes part in Operation 'Tran Hung Dao,' a search and destroy mission. Members of the 1st Plt., Co 'C', 2nd Bn, 27th Inf, 3rd Bde, 25th Inf Div, wait for helicopters to arrive

Feb 29, 1968 - Operation 'Tran Hung Dao' - An M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier of the 4th Bn, 23rd Inf (Mech), 25th Inf Div, moves through hedge rows towards suspected enemy position

Feb 29, 1968 - Operation 'Tran Hung Dao' - Members of the 1st Plt, Co 'C', 2nd Bn, 27th Inf, 3rd Bde, 25th Inf Div, wearing protective masks, wait for orders to move out after having established a defense perimeter at the landing zone. 29 Feb 1968.

April/May 1968, A Shau Valley Troops of 1st Cavalry Division during Operation Delaware. Operation Delaware Lam Son 216 was a reconnaissance in force and area denial; combat operation; To eliminate PAVN bases used in Tet against Hue

April 25, 1968 – A UH-1 Huey helicopter approaching as other members of the US 1st Cavalry build a mortar bunker after clearing a landing area in the jungles near Quang Tri. Wreckage of downed helicopter lies at right.

April 4, 1968 - Operation 'Quyet Thang I' Armored Personnel Carriers of Troop 'L,' 3rd Sqdn, 11th Armored Cav., cross one of the many dikes in the rice fields.

Feb 29, 1968 - Operation ‘Tran Hung Dao II’ - Members of the 1st Plt, Co 'C', 2nd Bn, 27th Inf, 3rd Bde, 25th Inf Div, engage the enemy in a fire fight, behind the protection of hedge rows.

May 30, 1968 - Operation Napoleon/Saline. Marines leave the area south of Loi An after 3 days of heavy fighting in the area. They never took the ville and withdrew from it while in the middle of a fire fight. They were caught in heavy rain on the way back and walked out in the mud to a rear position. Fires were burning unused supplies and equipment they couldn't carry with them.

Oct 2, 1968 - Operation 'Toan Thang II' (Defense of Saigon) Commander, Co 'D', 4th Batallion, 12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade (Sep), talks on the radio-telephone to elements of his company.


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