John Gregorich

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:17:41 +0000

C/4-12 66-67


    US Marines fighting in Hue, near North Vietnam, during the Tet offensive. In January 1968, the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong launched a large series of attacks in what came to be known as the Tet Offensive. In military terms it was a huge setback for North Vietnam and for the Viet Cong. But images of fierce fighting, killings, and specially the attempt on the US Embassy in Saigon, were contemplated with shock by the American public opinion, fueling a growing opposition to the war.

    South Vietnamese General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, shot a suspected Vietcong officer, Nguyen Van Lem, in the head publicly during the Tet Offensive in February 1968.

    Profile of Marine with rifle, with helmet bearing God inscription and can opener.

    Two US Marines during Operation Scotland II. The one seated is a lieutenant and artillery forward observer.

    Vietnam Tunnel Rats. Whenever troops would uncover a tunnel, tunnel rats were sent in to kill any hiding enemy soldiers and to plant explosives to destroy the tunnels. A tunnel rat was equipped with only a standard issue .45 caliber pistol, a bayonet and a flashlight, although most tunnel rats were allowed to choose another pistol with which to arm themselves. The tunnels were very dangerous, with numerous booby traps and enemies lying in wait. More

    "Make War Not Love" Marine Cpl. Michael Wynn in the Vietnam War [460 × 700] Wynn is taking a breather during Operation Ballistic Charge. 9/21/67 - Imgur

    Vietnam War

    Men of the 101st Airborne Div.

    Members of the 5th Viet Cong Division, D445 Battalion and some North Vietnamese soldiers in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam. These photos were captured during 5RAR’s [5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment] second tour of duty in Vietnam, 1969-70.