Photos US Forces

Sept 8, 1965 – US Marines in Vietnam. during Operation Piranha. Operation Piranha (Sept 7 – 10, 1965) was an operation, targeted a VC buildup; follow-on to Operation STARLITE (August 17 – 24, 1965), the first major U.S. ground operation of the war

April/May 1968, A Shau Valley – Communist 37mm anti-aircraft gun and trucks captured during Operation Delaware.

Nov 1967 – 173rd Airborne Brigade troops getting religious service during the battle of Dak To (Nov 3 – 22, 1967), part of Operation MacArthur (Oct 11, 1967 – Jan 31, 1969).

Nov 1967 – In the aftermath of the battle of Dak To (Nov 3 – 22, 1967), part of Operation MacArthur (Oct 11, 1967 – Jan 31, 1969), a search and destroy/combat operation; border protection;reconnaissance in force and search operation; to stop PAVN infiltration and drive out those Communists already there,

Operation Delaware / Lam Son 216 (April 18 – May 17, 1968) was a reconnaissance in force and area denial; combat operation; To eliminate PAVN bases used in Tet against Hue in Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces - A Shau Valley.

October 12, 1967 – US paratroopers from 173rd Airborne Brigade during a local event where they seemed to sponsor a school in Vietnam. This action took place during a ceremony marking the opening of a school built by the 173rd Airborne Brigade in cooperation with the district’s inhabitants.

Seeing his first taste of combat since landing in Vietnam, a paratrooper of the 1st Batt. 173rd Airborne looks over his shoulder while leading his unit uphill again Viet Cong sniper near Vung Tau. May 26, 1965.

May 7, 1966 - Troops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade dash to helicopters under heavy fire during the last phase at a search and destroy operation called Dexter. The three-day operation took place about 30 miles north of Saigon.

1965 - Members of the United States 173rd Airborne Division on patrol in War Zone D. Vietnam, 1965, during Operation Hump. Operation Hump (November 5 – 9, 1965) was a search and destroy operation, conducted by the 173d Airborne Brigade (USA); 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, in Binh Duong Province, war zone D.

September 1, 1966 – The 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, is heli-lifted by UH-1 Huey helicopters to the Brigade’s forward Base Camp in Xuan Loc Province after successfully completing a search and destroy mission. The last flight of UH-1D Huey helicopters to land and off load the remainder of the unit at the forward Base Camp of the Brigade.

Troops of the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade run from a helicopter landing zone northwest of Bien Hoa, May 20, 1965

Vietnam August, 1966 - A soldier of the 173rd Airborne Brigade carrying a load of five mortar rounds, four canteens, poncho and an entrenching tool on a search and destroy mission

1968 - American Soldiers of 1st Cavalry Division during Operation Pegasus (April 1st – 14, 1968).


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