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Effort to burn captured rice at NVA supply base inside Cambodia. - Vietnam War

Effort to burn captured rice at NVA supply base inside Cambodia. - Vietnam War

The blood covered inside of a Huey helicopter after a mission. ~ Vietnam War

The blood covered inside of a Huey helicopter after a mission. ~ Vietnam War

Dust, debris and smoke fill the air after a U.S. Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed while landing in the Song Ngan Valley, a short distance from the demilitarized zone between north and south Vietnam, July 18, 1966. Above another helicopter tries to get into the landing zone.  / Credit: AP Photo/Horst Faas

Dust, debris and smoke fill the air after a U.S. Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed while landing in the Song Ngan Valley, a short distance from the demilitarized zone between north and south Vietnam, July 18, 1966. Above another helicopter tries to get into the landing zone. / Credit: AP Photo/Horst Faas

Sean Flynn could have done anything he wanted. For a while he tried to be an actor like his swashbuckling father, Errol. But the passion tha...

How Errol Flynn's son was lost in Cambodia – all but a pile of

Sean Flynn could have done anything he wanted. For a while he tried to be an actor like his swashbuckling father, Errol. But the passion tha...

Kate Webb. New Zealand-born Australian journalist Kate Webb was 24 years old when, in 1967, she paid for a one-way ticket to Saigon intending to write about the Vietnam War. She became United Press International’s Cambodia bureau chief. She was taken hostage by North Vietnamese soldiers and held for 23 days. Her distinguished journalism career with UPI and Agence-France Presse led her to write about other conflicts in Asia, including wars in Afghanistan. She died in 2007.

Kate Webb. New Zealand-born Australian journalist Kate Webb was 24 years old when, in 1967, she paid for a one-way ticket to Saigon intending to write about the Vietnam War. She became United Press International’s Cambodia bureau chief. She was taken hostage by North Vietnamese soldiers and held for 23 days. Her distinguished journalism career with UPI and Agence-France Presse led her to write about other conflicts in Asia, including wars in Afghanistan. She died in 2007.

May 16, 1967, Con Thien, South Vietnam - a US Marine treating a Vietnamese girl with leg burns after the Leathernecks swept through her village.

May 16, 1967, Con Thien, South Vietnam - a US Marine treating a Vietnamese girl with leg burns after the Leathernecks swept through her village.

“Charlie Haughey shot nearly 2,000 images between March 1968 and May 1969 before taking the negatives home. And there they sat, out of sight, but not out of mind, for 45 years, until a chance meeting brought them out of dormancy and into a digital scanner...When the digitization hit 1,700 negative scans.”  http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/03/a_soldiers_eye_rediscovered_pi.html

A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam

“Charlie Haughey shot nearly 2,000 images between March 1968 and May 1969 before taking the negatives home. And there they sat, out of sight, but not out of mind, for 45 years, until a chance meeting brought them out of dormancy and into a digital scanner...When the digitization hit 1,700 negative scans.” http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/03/a_soldiers_eye_rediscovered_pi.html

Jim Bolen is a former Special Forces operative, who went into Laos and Cambodia on dangerous and top secret SOG operations to the Ho Chi Minh and Sihanouk Trails during the Vietnam War. He was a recon team leader and went on over 40 SOG missions, being extracted under fire from over 30 of them. ~ Vietnam War

Jim Bolen is a former Special Forces operative, who went into Laos and Cambodia on dangerous and top secret SOG operations to the Ho Chi Minh and Sihanouk Trails during the Vietnam War. He was a recon team leader and went on over 40 SOG missions, being extracted under fire from over 30 of them. ~ Vietnam War

Remembering how many times we went "out to work" dressed like this. Can you name all the gear. What was your most important thing to carry. Water, frags, rosary, bible, claymore, and why did that one thing become that important?  We carried much, but mostly we carried our dead and wounded back to the inside of our wire. We were young by age, but very much older than our birthdays. Fresh newbies arrived looking seventeen and within a tour those same men looked thirty with the stare. Remember?

Remembering how many times we went "out to work" dressed like this. Can you name all the gear. What was your most important thing to carry. Water, frags, rosary, bible, claymore, and why did that one thing become that important? We carried much, but mostly we carried our dead and wounded back to the inside of our wire. We were young by age, but very much older than our birthdays. Fresh newbies arrived looking seventeen and within a tour those same men looked thirty with the stare. Remember?

Tet Offensive | Tet_Offensive_1968.jpg

Tet Offensive | Tet_Offensive_1968.jpg

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