Vietnam War

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  • President Johnson reacting to News

    President Johnson reacting to News
    President Johnson's reaction to the news about Vietnam is displayed during a meeting at the LBJ Ranch.
  • Amphibian Assult Landing

    Amphibian Assult Landing
    Marines arrive by landing craft at Da Nang to ward off the Viet Cong. 2 battalions made the first assult by water.
  • Taking a Break

    Taking a Break
    An American radioman reads to pass time on a break near Bien Hoa, Vietnam.
  • Watchout Duty

    Watchout Duty
    These marines held lookout at Da Nang Airforce Base. They were looking for any Vietnam activity in the region early in the war.
  • "Out Now"

    The protests in San Fransisco was a huge movement that attracted a matching crowd. The message presented was clearly stated, as exemplified by the balloon.
  • Punji Sticks

    Punji Sticks
    Punji sticks were set up more or less to just injure soldiers in attempt to slow them down. Other booby traps often accompanied the shafts.
  • Countdown of time left to serve

    Countdown of time left to serve
    A soldier counts down the days left in his deployment, by recording his time on his helmet. This shows an average man waiting to come back home.
  • Agent Orange

    Agent Orange
    Agent orange was sprayed to defoliate the thick forrest the Viet Cong used to cover their paths. Little was known about its long term effects on humans.
  • Parachuting in Saigon

    Parachuting in Saigon
    845 troops dropped into War Zone 3 to push back against the Cambodian border.
  • Operation Oregon

    Operation Oregon
    Troops lower a fellow comrade into the tunnel networks created by the Vietnamese. The tunnels were very extensive throughout Vietnam and proved useful to aiding their guerilla warfare.
  • Watching Over Mass Gathering

    Watching Over Mass Gathering
    A marine stands watch over the rest of the troops as they eat and camp out.
  • Open Fire

    Open Fire
    A huey chopper door gunner is shooting at a target in the Mekong Delta. Hueys proved to be very successful in leading the U.S to vistory, and most likely as well your Call of Duty squad in team deathmatch.
  • Vietnam Suspect

    Vietnam Suspect
    This man was taken as a suspect while his village was cleared by the marines ust 15 miles west of Da Nang Air Base.
  • Marines ride on a M-48 tank.

    Marines ride on a M-48 tank.
    These marines catch a ride on top of one of the many M-48 tanks in Vietnam. Over 600 were deployed throughout the war.
  • Home is where you make it

    Home is where you make it
    These soldiers have a sign hanging above where they rest, it reads, "Home is where you dig it." Everyday men were forced to patrol around their reclaimed territory and dig a hole in the ground, much as a typical meerkat would do.
  • Vietnamese Peasants

    Vietnamese Peasants
    These peasants were in awe as they were taken under suspicion of being communist.
  • Praying on The Front Lines

    Praying on The Front Lines
    Faith managed to find a way into the souls of the mens here. Most had ill intentions on coming back home, but no one thought it would be them.
  • Bay Area Protesters

    Bay Area Protesters
    Interests turned to many views in the turn of the decade, with everything from the space race to the vietnamese war.
  • Protests in San Fransicso

    Protests in San Fransicso
    Many protests swept through San Fransisco, and many were heard.
  • Year of the People

    Year of the People
    Held in the Golden Gate park. The year of the people was recently advertised as the year of 2011 once more.
  • Bay Area Protests

    Bay Area Protests
    Many people used the chaotic time to express their messages, and turned to many other issues other than war.
  • Say Cheese!

    Say Cheese!
    This fearsome beast was first deployed and tested in the Vietnam War. It was used for high speed transport, assult, and search & rescue missions.
  • Flamethrower's in action

    Flamethrower's in action
    In Da Nang, Vietnam flamethrowers were a major contender which turned the tables in the war along with other technological advances. Napalm was the fuel used, it was a type of gel that stays attached to the surface whilest burning.
  • Phantom F4B

    Phantom F4B
    This Phantom F4B is firing upon an enemy position. Compared to the enemies high powered rifles, you can imagine which outcome is more likely to substain.
  • Vietnam War Memorial

    Vietnam War Memorial
    The groundbreaking ceremony began after a decade seperated the beggining of the war. Now we will be forever in rememberence of those who died to young.