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Vietnam War

Beginning in 1950, American military advisors arrived in what was then French Indochina. U.S. involvement escalated in the early 1960s, with troop levels tripling in 1961 and again in 1962. U.S. involvement escalated further following the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which a U.S. destroyer clashed with North Vietnamese fast attack craft, which was followed by the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which gave the U.S. president authorization to increase U.S. military presence. Regular U.S. combat units were deployed beginning in 1965. Operations crossed international borders: bordering areas of Laos and Cambodia were heavily bombed by U.S. forces as American involvement in the war peaked in 1968, the same year that the communist side launched the Tet Offensive. The Tet Offensive failed in its goal of overthrowing the South Vietnamese government, but became the turning point in the war, as it persuaded a large segment of the U.S. population that its government's claims of progress toward winning the war were illusory despite many years of massive U.S. military aid to South Vietnam.
Gradual withdrawal of U.S. ground forces began as part of "Vietnamization", which aimed to end American involvement in the war while transferring the task of fighting the Communists to the South Vietnamese themselves. Despite the Paris Peace Accord, which was signed by all parties in January 1973, the fighting continued. In the U.S. and the Western world, a large anti-Vietnam War movement developed as part of a larger counterculture. The war changed the dynamics between the Eastern and Western Blocs, and altered North–South relations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Direct U.S. military involvement ended on 15 August 1973. The capture of Saigon by the North Vietnamese Army in April 1975 marked the end of the war, and North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year. The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities (see Vietnam War casualties). Estimates of the number of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians killed vary from 800,000 to 3.1 million. Some 200,000–300,000 Cambodians, 20,000–200,000 Laotians, and 58,220 U.S. service members also died in the conflict, with a further 1,626 missing in action.
Photograph of Members of Company "A" Return to Base Camp with Viet Cong Prisoners during Operation Thayer II
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San Diego Air and Space Museum Photos

From the Leslie Grimes Moser Photo set. Moser was a flight attendant for Capitol Airlines...Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive ( http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/library/stillimages.html )

V.P. Johnson in Saigon, Vietnam. Arriving at textile mill and taking inspection tour / [TOH].

Photograph shows Vice President Lyndon Johnson in textile mill with Vietnamese men standing in front of a large quantity of textiles with a "Texas Cotton U.S.A." banner.

President Lyndon B. Johnson Greeting Assembled Troops on the Deck of the USS Enterprise

Original caption: Location: USS Enterprise. Depicted: President Lyndon B. Johnson greeting assembled troops on deck. Johnson White House Photographs

An air-to-air left side view of a CH-37C helicopter (front) from HMA-462 and a UH-34D helicopter from HMM-363 in formation during a training flight. Both aircraft are from Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, Calif

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Black Star Canyon State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. A. R. Fass Release Status: Released... more

An air-to-air left side view of a UH-34D helicopter from HMM-363 returning from a training flight. The aircraft is from Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, California

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Black Star Canyon State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT R. A. Fass Release Status: Released ... more

An air-to-air left side view of a CH-37C helicopter, left, from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462) and a UH-34D Seahorse helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMM-363). The helicopters are based at Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, California

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT R.A. Fass Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

Vietnam Photo News No. T

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Saigon Post: RSC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Vietnam is Not Alone in the Fight Against Communism

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: Multiple Post: USIS - Saigon Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Viet Cong Destroy Cao Dai Temple

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: Multiple Post: USIS - Saigon Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Vietnam

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Mexico/Buenos Aires Post: RSC - Mexico City Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Project Concern in Vietnam

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Saigon Post: RSC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

University of Sydney Commem Day procession, Old Medical School, 5 May 1965 / photographer Jack Hickson, Australian Photographic Agency

Commemoration Day festivities by students began in 1888, when students gave an impromptu concert to the audience at the annual commemoration of benefactors and conferring of degrees in the Great Hall. The conce... more

The Republic of Vietnam Helps Refugees

Psychological Warfare Posters Promoting the U.S.-South Vietnamese Cause During the Vietnam War

Proof of Viet Cong Infiltration at Vung Ro Bay

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: Multiple Post: USIS - Saigon Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Proof of Viet Cong Infiltration at Vung Ro Bay

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: Multiple Post: USIS - Saigon Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Civic Action Project in Tay Ninh Province

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: Multiple Post: USIS - Saigon Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Educational Activities in Tay Ninh Province

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: Multiple Post: USIS - Saigon Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Photograph of a Marine Landing at Danang, Vietnam

Color Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam

Photograph of Specialist 4th Class McClanton Miller Kneeling in Dense Brush Waiting for Orders to Move Forward

Original caption: Operation "Van Buren" a combined allied operation of Military Forces of the Republic of Korea, Republic of Vietnam and the United States 101st Abn Bde, was to deny the vital rice harvest to th... more

Photograph of Catholic Chaplain Captain Bruno Massoti Conducts Services for Troops during the Operation

Original caption: Operation "Van Buren" a combined allied operation of Military Forces of the Republic of Korea, Republic of Vietnam and the United States 101st Abn Bde. The operation was to deny the vital ric... more

Photograph of Troops Moving across a Rice Field in Search of Viet Cong

Original caption: Operation "Van Buren" a combined allied operation of Military Forces of the Republic of Korea, Republic of Vietnam and the United States 101st Abn Bde, was to deny the vital rice harvest to th... more

Photograph of Members of the Long Range Reconnaissance Team Moving through Rough Terrain Searching for Viet Cong near Tuy Hoa

Original caption: Members of the Long Range Reconnaissance Team, Co C, 2nd Bn, 502nd Inf Regt, 1st Bde, 101st Abn Div move through rough terrain searching for the Viet Cong near Tuy Hoa, during Operation "Harri... more

A minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) on fire, somewhere in there an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier lies wounded after stepping on a land mine

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bien Hoa Air Base Country: Republic Of Vietnam (RVN) Scene Camera Operator: Ray Schmid (3aps) Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

Medics treat the blown of foot of an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier immediately after he was extracted from a burning minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam (RVM)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Medics treat the blown of foot of an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier immediately after he was extracted from a bu... more

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) lowered onto a roadway after an extraction of an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier from a burning minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base for immediate medical attention

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squ... more

As the Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) hovers, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) is extracted while holding a wounded Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier from the burning minefield

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: As the Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) hovers, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Det... more

Photograph of 1st Lieutenant Ronald Baker being Evacuated

Original caption: 1Lt Ronald Baker (Tucson, Ariz), Executive Officer, Co B, 6th Armor, 25th Inf Div, is evacuated by helicopter after being wounded while staging a fire mission against the Viet Cong. Color P... more

Photograph of Men from the 1st Cavalry Division Waiting for a Helicopter at the Landing Zone

Original caption: The An/Arc-122 radio console set is used in UH-1D helicopters by the 1st cavalry division (Airmobiles) at division, brigade and battalion level to coordinate any form of mission with his entir... more

Photograph of a M-102, 105mm Howitzer Firing at Suspected Viet Cong

Original caption: The An/Arc-122 radio console set is used in UH-1D helicopters by the 1st cavalry division (Airmobiles) at division, brigade and battalion level to coordinate any form of mission with his entir... more

Photograph of the 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade being Heli-lifted by UH-1D Helicopters

Original caption: The 4th Bn., 503rd Inf., 173rd Airborne Bde., is heli-lifted by UH-1D helicopters to the brigade's forward base camp in Xuan Loc province after successfully completing a search and destroy mis... more

Technicians examine a disabled CH-34 Seahorse helicopter on the beach at Cua Viet

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: PFC. Kenneth L. Fuller Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Tracker dogs, 1967

ID Number: CAM/67/0411/VN .Maker: Bryan Campbell.Place made: Vietnam: South Vietnam..Two black Labrador dogs which had a lot of sniffing to do during Operation Lismore that was completed by 7th Battalion, The R... more

Christmas in Vietnam, 1967

ID Number: CRO/67/1244/VN .Maker: Crothers, Richard William . .Nui Dat, Vietnam. 1967-12. Newly arrived members of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), preparing their base camp for the Chr... more

Vietnam War Protesters, Wichita, Kansas

Protesters carry signs and act out "Saigon Puppet" demonstration in front of Wichita City Building. United States v. Blackmon

Vietnam War Protesters, Wichita, Kansas

Protesters acrry signs and act out "Saigon Puppet" demonstration in front of Wichita City Building. United States v. Blackmon

Air Force HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopters are used to rescue pilots downed in Vietnam or the South China Sea. Flown by the 3rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group, the rescue craft cruises at speeds up to 155 mph and is capable of in-flight refueling

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saigon Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U.S. Air Force C-130B Hercules aircraft passes low over a drop zone in South Vietnam to deliver a pallet of supplies to ground forces in a forward area. The low altitude parachute extraction system (LAPES) is successfully being used to resupply forward area sites where it is impossible for an aircraft to land

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saigon Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

SGT. Robert D. Gray guides a 31st Tactical Fighter Wing F-100 Super Sabre aircraft into its fortified parking place, following a close air support mission over South Vietnam. Wing pilots flew 23,069 sorties since deploying to Vietnam one year ago

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tuy Hoa Air Base Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

AN air-to-air right rear view of two F-100D Super Sabre aircraft streaking over South Vietnam on their way to an assigned target. The aircraft provides much of the tactical air support to Allied ground forces fighting in Vietnam

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saigon Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

F-105D Thunderchief aircraft are refueled on their way to North Vietnam targets by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The Thunderchiefs are being used to check the flow of North Vietnamese supplies and troops into the south. They interdict supply routes and destroy trucks and rolling stock

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saigon Country: South Vietnam Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The U.S. Air Force AC-47 Dragon aircraft flies missions over South Vietnam in support of allied outposts

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saigon Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Air Force F-100D Super Sabre aircraft fires a salvo of 2.75-inch rockets against an enemy position in South Vietnam. Super Sabre pilots are noted for their accuracy during bombing and strafing runs with the supersonic fighter

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saigon Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left front view of a CH-34 Seahorse helicopter over the Cua Viet area

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: PFC. Kenneth L. Fuller Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

James Scott Graham, US Navy, shot down over Vietnam on May 4, 1967. (SUBSTANDARD)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Photograph of Private Milton L. Cook Firing His M-60 Machine Gun into an Area Where a Viet Cong Sniper was Spotted

Original caption: On 8 Jan. 1967, "C" Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Mech Inf. Bde., 25th Inf. Div., operated as a blocking force on Operation Cedar Falls in the Filhol Plantation by the Saigon River, ten (10) miles northea... more

Photograph of a Member of the 3rd Platoon Resting inside a M-133 Armored Personnel Carrier

Original caption: On 8 Jan. 1967, "C" Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Mech Inf. Bde., 25th Inf. Div., operated as a blocking force on Operation Cedar Falls in the Filhol Plantation by the Saigon River, ten (10) miles northea... more

Photograph of Sergeant Ronald A. Payne Checking a Tunnel Entrance before Entering it to Search for Viet Cong

Original caption: Sgt. Ronald A. Payne (Atlanta, GA), Squad Leader, Co. A, 1st Bn, 5th Mech Inf., 25th Inf. Div., checks a tunnel entrance before entering it to search for Viet Cong and their equipment, during ... more

Photograph of Helicopter Training Exercises

Original caption: The 5th Bn., 7th Cav., 1st (Airmobile) cavalry division at An Khe, South Vietnam conducts training exercises on helicopter repelling a quick exit from an airborne helicopter. Members of Compa... more

Photograph of Members of Company "A" Return to Base Camp with Viet Cong Prisoners during Operation Thayer II

Original caption: On 6-7 Feb. 67, Company "A", 1st Bn., 5th Cav., 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile), on Operation "Thayer II" conducted a search and destroy mission against the Viet Cong in the An Lao Valley approximat... more

Photograph of Troops Climbing up a Rocky Mountain during Operation Thayer II

Original caption: On 6-7 Feb. 67, Company "A", 1st Bn., 5th Cav., 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile), on Operation "Thayer II" conducted a search and destroy mission against the Viet Cong in the An Lao Valley approximat... more

A Marine aircrewman arms rockets on his UH-1 Iroquois helicopter while on the runway at Dong Ha. Another UH-1 is in the background

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dong Ha Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Kenneth L. Fuller Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

An HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant helicopter hovers over the jungle during the rescue of a downed pilot in Southeast Asia

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant helicopter hovers over the jungle during the rescue of a downed pilot. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Southeast Asia Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Marine Corps CH-34 Seahorse helicopters on the runway at Dong Ha

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dong Ha Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Kenneth L. Fuller Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

An aerial port bow view of the Forrestal Class Aircraft Carrier, USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59) underway approximately one month after fires and explosions damaged the ship leaving 132 crewmen dead, 62 injured, and two missing and presumed dead while on duty in waters off Vietnam. The FORRESTAL is homeport at Norfolk, Virginia

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC H.L. Wise, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Photograph of Members of Company "A" Moving to the Perimeter of the Landing Zone during Operation Cook

Original caption: Elements of Co A, 2nd Bn, 502nd Inf., 101st Abn Bde, move to and secure a Landing Zone on a mountain top in the Quang Ngai Province, approximately 320 miles northeast of Saigon, after suspensi... more

Photograph of the Recovery of a UH-1C Gunship

Original caption: Flyaway Pack (Field Recovery). The recovery section of the 56th Transportation Co, (ADS), based in TAN SON NHUT, recovered a UH-1C Gunship of the 9th Inf Div that was shot down near Tan An Ci... more

Photograph of Private James E. Stadig and Other Members of His Company Come out of a Viet Cong Cave

Original caption: PFC James E. Stadig (Solvang, Calif.), rifleman, and other members of Co D, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, come out of a Viet Cong cave after checking it for Viet Cong men or equipmen... more

Photograph of Soldiers Unloading from a Ch-47A Chinook Helicopter

Original caption: Members of Co D, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, unload from a CH-47A Chinook helicopter at the Landing Zone to conduct a helicopter combat assault and a one day search and destroy mis... more

Photograph of Soldiers Unloading from UH-1D Helicopters

Original caption: Members of Co D, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, offload from UH-1D helicopters at the LZ during a helicopter combat assault and a one day search and destroy mission in the Quang Ngai ... more

Photograph of Staff Sergeant Hugh L. Maple Playing with a Vietnamese Child

Original caption: PFC James E. Stadig (Solvang, Calif.), rifleman, and other members of Co D, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, come out of a Viet Cong cave after checking it for Viet Cong men or equipmen... more

An air-to-air left side view of an Attack Squadron 164 (VA-164) A-4 Skyhawk aircraft en route to a target in North Vietnam. The aircraft is piloted by CMDR. William F. Span, executive officer of VA-164

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: LTJG Nelson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Photograph of Private Fred L. Greenleaf Crossing a Deep Irrigation Canal during Operation Bang Dong

Original caption: Operation "Bang Dong". PFC Fred L. Greenleaf, Co "C", 3rd Bn, 7th Inf, 199th Light Inf Bde, crosses a deep irrigation canal along with other members of the company who are enroute to a Viet C... more

[Anti-Vietnam war protest and demonstration in front of the White House in support of singer Eartha Kitt] / [WKL or TO'H].

Photograph shows anti-war demonstrators carrying signs, "No more...Stop the war!", "Eartha Kitt speaks for the women of America", and "Stop the draft", picketing in front of the White House.

Wounded servicemen arriving from Vietnam at Andrews Air Force Base / [WKL].

Photograph shows two military staff carrying a wounded serviceman on a stretcher from an airplane.

Fire protection specialists fight a fire as an HH-43B Husky helicopter hovers overhead to create a continuous downward air current, assisting the crew members. The crew is assigned to Detachment 8, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cam Ranh Bay Air Base Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

A ground crew member hooks an O-1 Bird Dog aircraft to a Vietnamese Air Force H-34 Choctaw helicopter, hovering overhead

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Da Nang Air Base Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

A View of an HH-43B Huskie helicopter as a fireman hooks a fire suppression kit to the aircraft. The helicopter is assigned to Detachment 8, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cam Ranh Bay Air Base Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

COL W. E. Davis Jr., commander, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, talks with other pilots after completing his 200th and last combat mission over North and South Vietnam. The mission consisted of attacking a Viet Cong concentration area, destroying military fortifications and inflicting heavy damage

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cam Ranh Bay Air Base Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

Members of the 3rd Marine Division move an M114 155 mm howitzer into position during construction of a mountain-top fire support base

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 3rd Marine Division complete construction of M101 105 mm howitzer positions at a mountain-top fire support base

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A UH-1 Iroquois helicopter rests on a recently installed landing mat at a mountain-top fire support base. The base is under construction by members of the 3rd Marine Division

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 3rd Marine Division test fire an M101 105 mm howitzer during construction of a mountain-top fire support base

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 3rd Marine Division set up a howitzer during construction of a mountain-top fire support base

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter airlifts a bulldozer into a mountain-top fire support base construction site. The CH-53 is being guided in by members of a 3rd Marine Division construction team

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files