"Corpsman receives Navy Cross, Vietnam", May 1968 The caption reads "HM2 Gerald Strode, 21, is decorated with the nation's second highest medal. The Navy Cross was presented to Strode by MajGen Donn J. Robertson, commanding general of the 1st Marine Division. Strode received the award for extraordinary heroism under fire in a battle during Operation Swift, September 4, 1967, when he saved the lives of several wounded Marines."
"4 Jan 1966, Mekong Delta, South Vietnam. Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade cross a small muddy stream typical of the operational area of the Mekong Delta near the Cambodian Border where the troops are stationed.
A U.S. Marine sergeant points directions to a group of newly arrived replacement soldiers atop embattled Hill 881, below the demilitarized zone near the Laotian border, South Vietnam, in May 1967. The men were flown in by helicopter to enforce U.S. Marine lines badly weakened by casualties after several days of fighting for the strategic hills. (AP Photo) Vietnam War
Feb 4th, 1966 - Anguish crosses the face of this busy Medic shouting for a stretcher team as he treats a wounded soldier of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division near Bong Son. The trooper was hit by enemy fire during "Operation Masher," 300 miles northeast of Saigon. The sweep by American forces killed a reported 325 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars. - Bettmann/CORBIS ~ Vietnam War
Nov 4, 1965. Chaplain John McNamara administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle in South Vietnam. She became the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam and the first American female reporter to be killed in action. She was given a full marine burial. Photo by Henri Huet who was later also killed in action in Vietnam. http://www.scottsdalerealestatearizona.com/about-us.html
China. Men Laden With Tea, Sichuan Sheng, 1908 // Ernest H. Wilson |
Helmets, rifles and jungle boots tell a grim tale of the action fought by the 1st Brigade, 101st airborne paratroopers in Operation Wheeler near Chu Lai. This battlefield memorial honors the soldiers killed during the offensive between September 11th and November 25th, 1967. http://www.winfieldrealestatearizona.com/
Near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, 1968. Near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. First cavalry men, many with head wounds, wait to be evacuated from a hilltop along route #9, during their advance toward Khe Sanh.